Abstract| Volume 57, ISSUE 3, P421, September 2019

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A Clinical Prediction Rule to Identify Febrile Infants 60 Days and Younger at Low Risk for Serious Bacterial Infections

Kuppermann N, Dayan PS, Levine DA, et al. JAMA Pediatrics. 2019;173(4):342-351
      Current standard of care for a young, febrile infant includes invasive procedures, broad-spectrum antibiotics and hospitalization to rule out a serious bacterial infection. However the incidence of these types of infections in young infants have gradually been decreasing. A decision tool to help differentiate the infants at lower risk for a serious bacterial infection could potentially reduce the number of unnecessary invasive workups and hospitalizations.
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