Brain Teaser: What is the appropriate management of this infant? July 17, 2019

Posted by Andy Jagoda, MD in: Brain Tease , trackback

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Review this Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice issue to get up-to-date on novel diagnostic tools such as procalcitonin, C-reactive protein, and RNA biosignatures as well as new risk stratification tools such as the Step-by-Step approach and the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network prediction rule to determine which febrile young infants require a full sepsis workup and to guide the management of these patients in the emergency department.

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1. zafar khan - July 29, 2019

I don’t agree with the options given. I will observe this infant for few hours, especially during feeding and repeated obs before I make further plan

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