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Rigors in febrile children may be associated with a higher incidence of serious bacterial infection
  1. Daniel E Lumsden, Specialist Registrar Paediatrics,
  2. Katherine Potier de la Morandière, Consultant in Emergency Medicine
  1. Mayday University Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK

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    Report by Daniel E Lumsden, Specialist Registrar PaediatricsChecked by Katherine Potier de la Morandière, Consultant in Emergency MedicineMayday University Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK

    A short cut review was carried out to establish whether febrile children with rigors are more likely to have a bacterial infection than febrile children with no rigors. From a search of 494 papers, only one addressed the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study …

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