Diagnostic value of clinical features at presentation to identify serious infection in children in developed countries: a systematic review

@article{Bruel2010DiagnosticVO,
  title={Diagnostic value of clinical features at presentation to identify serious infection in children in developed countries: a systematic review},
  author={Ann Van den Bruel and Tanya Haj-Hassan and Matthew Thompson and Frank Buntinx and David Mant},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2010},
  volume={375},
  pages={834-845}
}
BACKGROUND Our aim was to identify which clinical features have value in confirming or excluding the possibility of serious infection in children presenting to ambulatory care settings in developed countries. METHODS In this systematic review, we searched electronic databases (Medline, Embase, DARE, CINAHL), reference lists of relevant studies, and contacted experts to identify articles assessing clinical features of serious infection in children. 1939 potentially relevant studies were… Expand

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