Infections and apparent life-threatening events.

  title={Infections and apparent life-threatening events.},
  author={Robin L Altman and Karl Li and Donald A. Brand},
  journal={Clinical pediatrics},
  volume={47 4},
The need for routine sepsis evaluation in patients who have experienced an apparent life-threatening event but lack signs of infection remains controversial. To assess their risk of a serious occult bacterial infection, records were reviewed of 95 infants in whom infections were discovered during their inpatient evaluation after an apparent life-threatening event. Noted for each patient was the presence of any suggestive findings that would have prompted a physician to consider the given type… CONTINUE READING