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The child with prolonged fever: when to think zebras

Abstract:

Everyone remembers the adage beloved of medical school professors ‘when you hear hooves, think horses not zebras’ (i.e. most presentations have a common cause) and usually it is good advice. Fever is a very common paediatric presentation and usually has an identifiable infectious aetiology. However, for the child with prolonged fever it is sometimes necessary to look beyond the usual suspects and consider the ‘zebra’ diagnoses. This article addresses when to consider rarer and potentially lif...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.paed.2020.04.004

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ORCID:
0000-0003-4128-4882
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Paediatrics
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ORCID:
0000-0003-3658-7635
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ORCID:
0000-0002-3662-8401
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ORCID:
0000-0001-9334-5144
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Paediatrics and Child Health Journal website
Volume:
30
Issue:
7
Pages:
261-269
Publication date:
2020-05-10
Acceptance date:
2020-06-23
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EISSN:
1878-206X
ISSN:
1751-7222
Language:
English
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Review
Pubs id:
1106386
Local pid:
pubs:1106386
Deposit date:
2021-02-13

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