Title

Influenza-Like Illness Diagnosis and Management in the Acute Care Setting.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2016

Identifier

DOI: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000974

Abstract

During influenza season, acute respiratory illness due to influenza is difficult to distinguish from other influenza-like illnesses, but testing should be reserved for situations when timely results will influence management or infection control measures. Immunization status and timing of disease onset notwithstanding, a neuraminidase inhibitor should be offered immediately for certain high-risk children; neuraminidase inhibitor treatment should be considered if shorter illness is warranted or an at-risk sibling may be protected. Antipyretics and cough control may be useful. Immunization with an age-appropriate dose of an inactivated influenza vaccine is the cornerstone of prevention for health care personnel and our patients.

Journal Title

Pediatric emergency care

Volume

32

Issue

12

First Page

875

Last Page

882

MeSH Keywords

Antipyretics; Disease Management; Enzyme Inhibitors; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype; Influenza Vaccines; Influenza, Human; Neuraminidase

Keywords

Flu; urgent care

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