The Febrile Infant Step-by-Step Algorithm
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The Febrile Infant Step-by-Step Algorithm
This is an algorithm developed by European emergency physicians to identify low-risk infants who could be safely managed without lumbar puncture nor empiric antibiotic treatment.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27382134

Sensitivity and specificity, respectively, were as follows:

 - Rochester – 81.6% and 44.5%
 - Lab-score – 59.8% and 84.0%
 - Step-by-Step – 92.0% and 46.9%

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