Management of the febrile child

Glew, Simon and Finch, Joanna (2012) Management of the febrile child. Innov A i T, 5 (10). pp. 587-594. ISSN 1755-7380

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Between 20% and 40% of young children suffer a feverish illness each year and many of these will present to their general practitioner. Although the majority of these children have benign, self-limiting illness, infection remains the leading cause of death in children under the age of 5 years. Appropriate assessment, management and referral of the febrile child are important skills to acquire for doctors working in primary care. This article outlines the signs and symptoms of serious infective illness in children under 5 years of age and describes current National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for feverish illness in children and the use of the ‘traffic-light’ risk score in the context of face-to-face and remote assessment.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Primary Care and Public Health
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Depositing User: Jane Hale
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 09:20
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 09:20
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