Height of fever and invasive bacterial infection.
Objective: We aimed to evaluate the association of height of fever with invasive bacterial infection (IBI) among febrile infants
Methods: In a secondary analysis of a multicentre case-control study of non-ill-appearing febrile infants
Results: The median temperature was higher for infants with IBI (38.8°C; IQR 38.4-39.2) compared with those without IBI (38.4°C; IQR 38.2-38.9) (p
Conclusions: Although IBI is more likely with higher temperatures, height of fever alone should not be used for risk stratification of febrile infants.
Archives of disease in childhood
accident & emergency; infectious diseases
Michelson, K. A., Neuman, M. I., Pruitt, C. M., Desai, S., Wang, M. E., DePorre, A. G., Leazer, R. C., Sartori, L. F., Marble, R. D., Rooholamini, S. N., Woll, C., Balamuth, F., Aronson, P. L., . Height of fever and invasive bacterial infection. Archives of disease in childhood 106, 594-596 (2021).