Incidence of bacteremia in infants and children with fever and petechiae.

  title={Incidence of bacteremia in infants and children with fever and petechiae.},
  author={Kenneth D. Mandl and Anne M. Stack and Gary R. Fleisher},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={131 3},
OBJECTIVE We determined the incidence of serious invasive bacteremia caused by Neisseria meningitidis and other organisms in febrile infants and children with a petechial rash. Further, we studied the diagnostic value of laboratory and clinical finding in these patients. STUDY DESIGN We conducted this prospective cohort study in the emergency department of an urban pediatric teaching hospital, during an 18-month period, and enrolled consecutive patients with temperature of 38 degrees C or… CONTINUE READING


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