Flashcards in Fever in a Child Deck (8):
What is the cutoff for fever?
What are the best ways to measure temperature?
Under 4 weeks - Electronic axilla
Over 4 weeks - Electronic axilla, tympanic
Which bacteria are high risk in children? Why?
What's the benefit of bringing the temperature down?
Symptomatic control only
When does pyrexia cause brain damage?
For which strains of meningococcus do we vaccinate?
C - everyone
B - private, very expensive
Which group of patients are highest risk of having a bacterial infection?
Less than 3 months old
Sick/toxic look - ambiguous
Fever is longer than 5 days