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New Episodes of Fever in Hospitalized Children

New Episodes of Fever in Hospitalized Children Abstract A prospective pilot study of new episodes of fever in patients hospitalized in a children's hospital revealed 51 episodes over a ten-week period. More than half of these were apparently hospital-acquired respiratory infections, with group A streptococci or parainfluenza virus type 3 the most frequent agents recovered. About one fourth of the episodes represented brief episodes of fever following operative procedures, without evidence of any infection. The remainder of the episodes were complications or recurrences of the patient's basic disease, or were of unknown cause. References 1. Moffet HL, Shulenberger HK, Burkholder ER: The etiology and epidemiology of severe infantile diarrhea . J Pediat 72:1-14,1968.Crossref 2. Moody MD, Padula J, Lizana D, et al: Epidemiologic characterization of group A streptococci by T-agglutination and M-precipitation tests in the public health laboratory . Health Lab Sci 3:149-162, 1965. 3. Kapikian AZ, Bell JA, Mastrota FM, et al: An outbreak of febrile illness and pneumonia associated with respiratory syncytial virus infection . Amer J Hyg 74:234-248, 1961. 4. Moscovitz HL: Generalized herpes zoster initiating minor epidemic of chickenpox . J Mt Sinai Hosp 22:79-90, 1955. 5. Artenstein MS, Weinstein L: Hospital-acquired enterovirus infections . New Eng J Med 267:1005-1010, 1962.Crossref 6. Parrott RH, Huebner RJ, McCullough NB, et al: The hospital as a factor in assessing the occurrence of coxsackie virus in various illness groups . Pediatrics 15:255-262, 1955. 7. Mufson MA, Krause HE: Influence of host factors on the intrahospital spread of parainfluenza 3 virus infection, abstracted . J Lab Clin Med 74:991, 1969. 8. Top FH: Communicable and Infectious Diseases . St. Louis, CV Mosby Co, 1964. 9. Kapikian AZ, Chanock RM, Reichelderfer TE, et al: Inoculation of human volunteers with parainfluenza virus type 3 : JAMA 178:537-541, 1961.Crossref 10. Dechovitz AB, Moffet HL: A classification of acute febrile illnesses in childhood . Clin Pediat 7:649-653, 1968.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

New Episodes of Fever in Hospitalized Children

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1970 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0002-922X
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10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100110063005
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Abstract

Abstract A prospective pilot study of new episodes of fever in patients hospitalized in a children's hospital revealed 51 episodes over a ten-week period. More than half of these were apparently hospital-acquired respiratory infections, with group A streptococci or parainfluenza virus type 3 the most frequent agents recovered. About one fourth of the episodes represented brief episodes of fever following operative procedures, without evidence of any infection. The remainder of the episodes were complications or recurrences of the patient's basic disease, or were of unknown cause. References 1. Moffet HL, Shulenberger HK, Burkholder ER: The etiology and epidemiology of severe infantile diarrhea . J Pediat 72:1-14,1968.Crossref 2. Moody MD, Padula J, Lizana D, et al: Epidemiologic characterization of group A streptococci by T-agglutination and M-precipitation tests in the public health laboratory . Health Lab Sci 3:149-162, 1965. 3. Kapikian AZ, Bell JA, Mastrota FM, et al: An outbreak of febrile illness and pneumonia associated with respiratory syncytial virus infection . Amer J Hyg 74:234-248, 1961. 4. Moscovitz HL: Generalized herpes zoster initiating minor epidemic of chickenpox . J Mt Sinai Hosp 22:79-90, 1955. 5. Artenstein MS, Weinstein L: Hospital-acquired enterovirus infections . New Eng J Med 267:1005-1010, 1962.Crossref 6. Parrott RH, Huebner RJ, McCullough NB, et al: The hospital as a factor in assessing the occurrence of coxsackie virus in various illness groups . Pediatrics 15:255-262, 1955. 7. Mufson MA, Krause HE: Influence of host factors on the intrahospital spread of parainfluenza 3 virus infection, abstracted . J Lab Clin Med 74:991, 1969. 8. Top FH: Communicable and Infectious Diseases . St. Louis, CV Mosby Co, 1964. 9. Kapikian AZ, Chanock RM, Reichelderfer TE, et al: Inoculation of human volunteers with parainfluenza virus type 3 : JAMA 178:537-541, 1961.Crossref 10. Dechovitz AB, Moffet HL: A classification of acute febrile illnesses in childhood . Clin Pediat 7:649-653, 1968.Crossref

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 1970

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