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Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1999 Feb;17(1):97-126, viii-ix.

Evaluation of the infant with fever without source: an evidence based approach.

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Division of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA.


The infant with fever without an obvious source upon physical examination offers a challenging clinical problem. A combination of detailed history, physical examination, and selected laboratory tests allows the clinician to discern which infants are at lower risk for bacterial illness. Implications for management and future research are discussed herein.

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