38. Pediatric Fever in Children Aged 3–36 Months

  1. Jesse M. Pines1,2,
  2. Christopher R. Carpenter3,4,
  3. Ali S. Raja5 and
  4. Jeremiah D. Schuur5

Published Online: 8 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch38

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

How to Cite

Pines, J. M., Carpenter, C. R., Raja, A. S. and Schuur, J. D. (2012) Pediatric Fever in Children Aged 3–36 Months, in Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch38

Author Information

  1. 1

    Center for Healthcare Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  2. 2

    Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  3. 3

    Evidence Based Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  4. 4

    Division of Emergency Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 NOV 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657836

Online ISBN: 9781118482117

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Keywords:

  • pediatric fevers in children, aged 3–36 months;
  • ill-appearing/hemodynamically unstable children with fevers, and serious bacterial infection;
  • fever, as reasons for children presenting in EDs;
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b and pneumococcal disease;
  • incompletely/unimmunized children, risk of bacterial infection;
  • pneumonia, apparent in tachypneic/hypoxemic/dyspneic children;
  • unimmunized children with FWS, WBC ≥15, 000/microL as positive urinalysis;
  • UTIs in children, between ages 3 and 36months;
  • well-appearing FWS, of 3 and 36 months, and absence of clinical decision rules;
  • incompletely immunized children, and urinalysis/culture and CBC screening

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Clinical question

  • Comment

  • References