Complex Febrile Seizures, Lumbar Puncture, and Central Nervous System Infections: A National Perspective.

@article{Lee2018ComplexFS,
  title={Complex Febrile Seizures, Lumbar Puncture, and Central Nervous System Infections: A National Perspective.},
  author={Jane Dar Lee and Amy M. DeLaroche and Alexander T. Janke and Nirupama Kannikeswaran and Phillip D Levy},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2018}
}
OBJECTIVES The objective was to determine the national lumbar puncture (LP) practice patterns relative to the incidence of central nervous system (CNS) infections among children presenting to the emergency department (ED) with complex febrile seizures (CFS). METHODS This was a retrospective study of ED visits for CFS from 2007 to 2014 in patients aged 0 to 5 years using a national sample. Primary outcomes include the frequency of LP, incidence of CNS infections, and ED disposition. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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