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The management of fever and petechiae: making sense of rash decisions

The management of fever and petechiae: making sense of rash decisions In a retrospective and prospective audit of 55 children presenting to the paediatric assessment unit of a district general hospital with fever and petechial rash, 9% had significant bacterial sepsis. The “ILL criteria” (irritability, lethargy, low capillary refill) for the management of children with fever and petechiae are proposed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Disease in Childhood British Medical Journal

The management of fever and petechiae: making sense of rash decisions

Archives of Disease in Childhood , Volume 83 (6) – Dec 1, 2000

The management of fever and petechiae: making sense of rash decisions

Archives of Disease in Childhood , Volume 83 (6) – Dec 1, 2000

Abstract


In a retrospective and prospective audit of 55 children presenting to the paediatric assessment unit of a district general hospital with fever and petechial rash, 9% had significant bacterial sepsis. The “ILL criteria” (irritability, lethargy, low capillary refill) for the management of children with fever and petechiae are proposed.

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Publisher
British Medical Journal
Copyright
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
ISSN
0003-9888
eISSN
1468-2044
DOI
10.1136/adc.83.6.506
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Abstract

In a retrospective and prospective audit of 55 children presenting to the paediatric assessment unit of a district general hospital with fever and petechial rash, 9% had significant bacterial sepsis. The “ILL criteria” (irritability, lethargy, low capillary refill) for the management of children with fever and petechiae are proposed.

Journal

Archives of Disease in ChildhoodBritish Medical Journal

Published: Dec 1, 2000

Keywords: fever petechial rash bacterial sepsis risk factor meningococcaemia

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