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Feverish Illness in Children

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Authors: Steve Fordham, Martin Dore / Codes: PAP9, PMP5 / Published: 02/09/2015

We all feel the pressure when managing the feverish child. Differentiating simple viral illness from Serious Bacterial Infection can be challenging in the Emergency Department and requires good clinical acumen. This @EMExeter vodcast explores the traffic light system from the NICE Clinical Guideline 160: Feverish Illness in Children, Assessment and initial management in children younger than 5 years.

https://www.nice.org.uk/Guidance/CG160

https://www.nice.org.uk/Guidance/CG54

http://www.meningitis.org/health-professionals/doctors-in-training

https://www.spottingthesickchild.com/

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