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Indian Pediatr. 2007 Sep;44(9):683-6.

Validation of the PELOD score for multiple organ dysfunction in children.

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Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110 029, India.


We conducted a prospective study to identify the children having multiple organ dysfunction at admission using the PELOD score, and its impact on the mortality in a pediatric intensive care unit of a tertiary care hospital in north India over a 13 month period. Data were collected in a predesigned collection sheet and the PELOD score was calculated. 209 patients were admitted. In 37.2% primary indication of admission was severe sepsis/ septic shock. Ninety-one percentage of children admitted had multiple organ dysfunction. The area under the curve for predicting death using PELOD score equation was 0.80.

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