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Flashcards in Fever in a Child Deck (8):
1

What is the cutoff for fever?

38 rectal

2

What are the best ways to measure temperature?

Under 4 weeks - Electronic axilla
Over 4 weeks - Electronic axilla, tympanic

3

Which bacteria are high risk in children? Why?

Strep pneumonia
Neisseria meningitidis
Haemophilus influenzae

4

What's the benefit of bringing the temperature down?

Symptomatic control only

5

When does pyrexia cause brain damage?

43+

6

For which strains of meningococcus do we vaccinate?

C - everyone
B - private, very expensive

7

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

8

When do you do an LP?

Any unwell child between 0-36 months