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Association of fever and severe clinical course in bronchiolitis

Association of fever and severe clinical course in bronchiolitis

El-Radhi, A. Sahib, Barry, William and Patel, Swatee (1999) Association of fever and severe clinical course in bronchiolitis. Archives of Diseases in Childhood, 81 (3). pp. 231-234. ISSN 0003-9888 (Print), 1468-2044 (Online) (doi:10.1136/adc.81.3.231)

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Abstract

Little attention has been given to the relation between fever and the severity of bronchiolitis. Therefore, the relation between fever and the clinical course of 90 infants (59 boys, 31 girls) hospitalised during one season with bronchiolitis was studied prospectively. Fever (defined as a single recording > 38.0°C or two successive recording > 37.8°C) was present in 28 infants. These infants were older (mean age, 5.3 v 4.0 months), had a longer mean hospital stay (4.2 v2.7 days), and a more severe clinical course (71.0%v 29.0%) than those infants without fever. Radiological abnormalities (collapse/consolidation) were found in 60.7% of the febrile group compared with 14.8% of the afebrile infants. These results suggest that monitoring of body temperature is important in bronchiolitis and that fever is likely to be associated with a more severe clinical course and radiological abnormalities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bronchiolitis, fever
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Computational Science & Engineering Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Fire Safety Engineering Group
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/315

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