Monthly Archives: March 2019

The cost of diagnostic uncertainty: sorting out the tigers from the pussycats in childhood fever

Sick child with high fever

The lack of an accurate diagnostic test for childhood fever has resulted in a cautious approach to treatment, often involving antibiotic administration and sometimes hospital admission. But with rising antibiotic resistance and a stretched health service, improved diagnostics are desperately needed. A new study in BMC Medicine investigates just how impactful a rapid and reliable diagnostic test would be.

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