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Pédiatrie [Current progress in pediatrics: obesity and diagnosis approach to the febrile child]
Revue médicale suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review - Publication Status: ppublish
The literature shows that obesity is a public health problem concerning especially the general paediatrician. While prevention has probably more chances of success than treatment, drugs or, in case of failure, the surgical approach are reserved for extreme cases. In the domain of infectiology the different laboratory tests allow only partially to diagnose severe infections. But in the context of a potential influenza pandemic rapid virologic tests become more and more important. They allow a more precise diagnosis and a reduction of hospitalisations and of antibiotic prescriptions. A review of the north American experience with the pneumococal vaccine shows that the heptavalent vaccine will change our approach in infants with fever in whom we suspect a severe infection.
Bacterial Infections, Child, Fever, Humans, Influenza, Human, Obesity, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections
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