Shivering in Febrile Children: Frequency and Usefulness in Predicting Serious Bacterial Infections – A Prospective Case-Control Study

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Abstract

A prospective case-control study was conducted in a pediatric emergency department to describe the proportion of febrile children experiencing shivering and its clinical significance. Shivering was reported in 186 of 645 febrile children (28.8%). The rate of serious bacterial infection was similar in 86 children with shivering and 86 matched controls.

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