Which infants need lumbar puncture for suspected sepsis?

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Which infants need lumbar puncture for suspected sepsis?

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dc.contributor.author Wilhelm, Sarah
dc.contributor.author Kelsberg, Gary
dc.contributor.author Safranek, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-14T14:29:41Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-14T14:29:41Z
dc.date.issued 2003-10 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Family Practice, 52(10) 2003: 806-808. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/2987
dc.description.abstract Evidence from prospective and retrospective clinical trials suggests that for infants <2 months old, only those at high risk for serious bacterial infection by standardized criteria (eg, Rochester classification) require lumbar puncture (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, based on prospective and retrospective cohort studies). However, expert opinion suggests lumbar puncture on all infants aged 0 to 28 days with suspected sepsis, and all infants aged >2 months who are to receive empiric antibiotics (SOR: C, based on expert opinion). en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Family Physicians Inquiries Network en
dc.relation.ispartof Clinical Inquiries, 2003 (MU) en
dc.subject risk category en
dc.subject empiric antibiotics en
dc.subject bacterial infection en
dc.subject meningitis en
dc.subject.lcsh Lumbar vertebrae -- Surgery en
dc.subject.lcsh Spine -- Puncture en
dc.subject.lcsh Cerebrospinal fluid -- Examination en
dc.subject.lcsh Septicemia en
dc.subject.lcsh Bacterial diseases en
dc.subject.mesh Sepsis en
dc.title Which infants need lumbar puncture for suspected sepsis? en
dc.type Article en
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. School of Medicine. Department of Family and Community Medicine. Family Physicians Inquiries Network


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