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Charting Pediatrics

Dec 13, 2022

About 14 out of every 1,000 healthy infants born full term develop a fever during the ages 8 days to 60 days old. While most fevers do not lead to severe illness, it can be challenging to immediately identify the cause of a baby’s fever and identifying infants who may be at risk for developing serious bacterial infections. In this episode, we will discuss the updated AAP guidelines for well-appearing infants between 8-60 days old who develop a fever at or above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius). We will take a deep dive into the changing epidemiology of serious bacterial infection in febrile infants, advances in technology, and evolving research strategies. 

This episode is being broadcasted live from the AAP NCE in Anaheim California. Today, I am delighted to be speaking with Dr. Samir Shah.

Dr. Shah is joining us from Cincinnati Children’s hospital where he is the Director of the Division of Hospital Medicine and a professor of pediatrics.