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Volume 32, Issue 10
Publication date: April 1, 2012
Expiration date: April 1, 2015

Fever Without a Focus in Children
Robert W. Tolan, Jr., MD (Moderator)
Chief, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital, Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey; Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ravi R. Jhaveri, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Disease, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Children’s Hospital, Durham, North Carolina

Lorry G. Rubin, MD
Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, New Hyde Park; Professor of Pediatrics, Hofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Hempstead, New York

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Recognize the importance of fever without a focus in children.
2. Describe the changing epidemiology of serious bacterial infection.
3. Utilize rapid viral diagnostic testing to evaluate febrile infants and young children.
4. List diagnostic criteria for incomplete Kawasaki disease.
5. Limit the use of outpatient laboratory testing and antibiotic treatment for fever without a focus.
6. Consider urinary tract infection in the evaluation of an infant or child with fever without a focus.
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