A prospective study of the risk for serious bacterial infections in hospitalized febrile infants with or without bronchiolitis

Efraim Bilavsky*, Dror S. Shouval, Havatzelet Yarden-Bilavsky, Naama Fisch, Shai Ashkenazi, Jacob Amir

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to assess prospectively the frequency of concurrent serious bacterial infection (SBI) in febrile infants ≤3 months of age with or without bronchiolitis. SBI was detected in 30 of 312 (9.6%) infants without bronchiolitis compared with 3 of 136 (2.2%) infants with bronchiolitis. The risk of SBI in febrile infants is significantly lower in the presence of bronchiolitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-270
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2008

Keywords

  • Bronchiolitis
  • Prospective study
  • Risk
  • Serious bacterial infection

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