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 — UpToDate
- Deputy Editor — Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Deputy Editor — Primary Care Sports Medicine (Adolescents and Adults)
- Clinical 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:To continue reading this article, you must log in with your personal, hospital, or group practice subscription. For more information on subscription options, click below on the option that best describes you:
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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
- SOCIETY GUIDELINE LINKS
- SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS