Methods for the diagnosis of bacteremia in children – direct and indirect methods

Clinical methods (anamnesis, physical examination, the magnitude of fever) play a leading role in the diagnosis, but with their help it is not always possible to identify bacteremia or severe bacterial infection in a particular

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Clinical methods (anamnesis, physical examination, the magnitude of fever) play a leading role in the diagnosis, but with their help it is not always possible to identify bacteremia or severe bacterial infection in a particular

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The magnitude of fever with latent bacteremia in children

Most children with high fever do not have serious illnesses, and dangerous diseases are often accompanied by low fever. But, as a rule, the higher the fever, the greater the likelihood of having a serious

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Most children with high fever do not have serious illnesses, and dangerous diseases are often accompanied by low fever. But, as a rule, the higher the fever, the greater the likelihood of having a serious

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Age of children with latent bacteremia and fever

As already indicated in the articles on our website, bacteremia and other serious bacterial infections are most often observed in young children. The general rule is: the younger the child, the greater the risk. However,

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As already indicated in the articles on our website, bacteremia and other serious bacterial infections are most often observed in young children. The general rule is: the younger the child, the greater the risk. However,

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Causative agents of latent bacteremia in children – causes

The most common causative agent of latent bacteremia in children with fever without local symptoms is Streptococcus pneumoniae. According to McCarthy, S. pneumonia was isolated from blood in 53% of children of all ages with

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The most common causative agent of latent bacteremia in children with fever without local symptoms is Streptococcus pneumoniae. According to McCarthy, S. pneumonia was isolated from blood in 53% of children of all ages with

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The frequency of latent bacteremia in children – epidemiology

Does a child with a fever without a visible source of infection have a greater risk of developing hidden bacteremia than a child with a clear focus of infection? The answer depends on the type

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Does a child with a fever without a visible source of infection have a greater risk of developing hidden bacteremia than a child with a clear focus of infection? The answer depends on the type

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Examination of a child with fever without local symptoms – diagnosis

When examining a child with a fever without any specific symptoms or signs, special attention should be paid to the history of the disease. (The fact that we are dealing with “fever without local symptoms”

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When examining a child with a fever without any specific symptoms or signs, special attention should be paid to the history of the disease. (The fact that we are dealing with “fever without local symptoms”

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Causes of fever without local symptoms in children – prodromal periods of infection

Many common infectious diseases may initially manifest as fever without local symptoms, i.e., fever may be ahead of other signs and symptoms of the disease for hours or days. For example, osteomyelitis in infants can

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Many common infectious diseases may initially manifest as fever without local symptoms, i.e., fever may be ahead of other signs and symptoms of the disease for hours or days. For example, osteomyelitis in infants can

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Fever in children with no local symptoms – incidence

In a study of 600 febrile children aged 4 weeks to 2 years who were under observation in the emergency room, Teele found that 29% of them had a fever with no local symptoms or

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In a study of 600 febrile children aged 4 weeks to 2 years who were under observation in the emergency room, Teele found that 29% of them had a fever with no local symptoms or

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Fever in children without local symptoms – frequency

Often, when examining a child with fever, the only symptom that can be identified is fever itself or such nonspecific signs as malaise or irritability. If this fever has recently arisen, it is referred to

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Often, when examining a child with fever, the only symptom that can be identified is fever itself or such nonspecific signs as malaise or irritability. If this fever has recently arisen, it is referred to

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Fever in children with sepsis – signs of bacteremia

Septic shock at the time of its height represents a difficult picture: cyanotic or ash-gray skin, cold limbs, grunting breath, stupor or coma, hypotension, and in the final blood pressure is not definable. Septic shock

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Septic shock at the time of its height represents a difficult picture: cyanotic or ash-gray skin, cold limbs, grunting breath, stupor or coma, hypotension, and in the final blood pressure is not definable. Septic shock

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