Febrile infant (younger than 90 days of age): Management
- Hannah F Smitherman, MD
Hannah F Smitherman, MD
- Attending Physician
- Cook Children's Physician Network
- Charles G Macias, MD, MPH
Charles G Macias, MD, MPH
- Associate Professor of Pediatrics
- Baylor College of Medicine
- Section Editors
- Morven S Edwards, MD
Morven S Edwards, MD
- Section Editor — Pediatric Infectious Diseases
- Professor of Pediatrics
- Baylor College of Medicine
- Stephen J Teach, MD, MPH
Stephen J Teach, MD, MPH
- Section Editor — Pediatric Signs and Symptoms
- Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
- George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
- Deputy Editor
- James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH
James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH
- Senior Deputy Editor — Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Senior Deputy Editor — Primary Care Sports Medicine (Adolescents and Adults)
- Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine/Traumatology
- University of Connecticut School of Medicine
The management of febrile infants younger than 90 days of age is discussed in this topic.
For a discussion of the outpatient evaluation of febrile infants younger than 90 days of age; definition of fever in the young infant; the diagnosis, evaluation, and initial management of fever and early-onset sepsis in neonates (younger than 7 days of age); and the approach to an ill-appearing infant without fever refer to the following topics:
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- DEFINITION OF FEVER
- Herpes simplex virus infection
- Focal infection
- - Otitis media
- - Other focal bacterial infections
- - Neonates (28 days of age and younger)
- - Infants 29 to 60 days of age
- - Infants 61 to 90 days of age
- Patients with viral infections
- Special situations
- - Traumatic or dry lumbar puncture
- - Receiving antibiotics
- OUTPATIENT FOLLOW-UP
- DISCHARGE CRITERIA FOR ADMITTED PATIENTS
- CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES
- SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS