Lack of usefulness of an abnormal white blood cell count for predicting a concurrent serious bacterial infection in infants and young children hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus lower respiratory tract infection.

@article{Purcell2007LackOU,
  title={Lack of usefulness of an abnormal white blood cell count for predicting a concurrent serious bacterial infection in infants and young children hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus lower respiratory tract infection.},
  author={Kevin P. Purcell and Jaime E Fergie},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={311-5}
}
BACKGROUND There continues to be controversy on the most appropriate way to manage infants and young children with fever and documented RSV lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI). The objective of this study was to determine the usefulness of an abnormal white blood cell (WBC) count for predicting a concurrent serious bacterial infection in patients admitted with RSV LRTI. METHODS The medical records were reviewed of patients discharged with RSV LRTI during the 5 RSV seasons from July 1… CONTINUE READING
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