What is the significance of an isolated bacterial illness finding in the evaluation of pediatric patients with fever?

Updated: Sep 01, 2021
  • Author: Hina Z Ghory, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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A physical finding of an isolated bacterial illness, such as otitis media or pneumonia, should not preclude the clinician from possibly pursuing a more extensive workup to exclude sepsis in the neonate.

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