SIMPLE OBJECTIVE CRITERIA IDENTIFY INFANTS AT LOW RISK (LR) FOR BACTERIAL DISEASE (BD) AMONG INFANTS <3MO WITH SUSPECTED SEPSIS Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Serious BD in febrile infants <3mo is difficult to exclude on clinical grounds. In most medical centers such infants are hospitalized and treated with broad spectrum antibiotics despite cost and iatrogenic risk. The purpose of this prospective study was to test the ability of simple, objective criteria to identify infants at LR for BD.

publication date

  • January 1, 1984