High prevalence of positive blood culture in children with fever and acute lower extremity pain

Clinical Question

What is the likelihood of positive blood cultures in children with fever and acute lower extremity pain?

Bottom line

In children with acute lower extremity pain not due to trauma, blood cultures will be positive in approximately 1 in 7 (13.7%). 1b

Study design: Cross-sectional

Funding: Self-funded or unfunded

Setting: Emergency department

Reviewer

Allen F. Shaughnessy, PharmD, MMedEd
Professor of Family Medicine
Tufts University
Boston, MA


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ARUP KUMAR DHARA

Impact assessment

Excellent

Anonymous

HIGH PREVALENCE OF POSITIVE BLOOD CULTURE IN CHILDREN WIT

GOOD TO KNOW