Diagnosis and evaluation of febrile infants under 4 months of age in Japan by using RT-PCR for enterovirus.

@article{Kawashima2006DiagnosisAE,
  title={Diagnosis and evaluation of febrile infants under 4 months of age in Japan by using RT-PCR for enterovirus.},
  author={Hisashi Kawashima and Kusukazu Kobayashi and Kentarou Aritaki and Takeshi Takami and Hiroaki Ioi and Yasuyo Kashiwagi and Kouji Takekuma and Akinori Hoshika},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2006},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={16-20}
}
OBJECTIVES AND METHODS In order to establish an effective management for febrile infants under 4 months of age we analysed the causes of fever by using bacterial work up and a highly sensitive RT-PCR method during a 3-year-period. From February 1998 to January 2001, 263 infants under 4 months of age were admitted to our hospital because of fever (>38.0… CONTINUE READING