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Abx needed? 3 1/2 year old with 3 day fever spiking to 104 at nighttime s/p croup and subsequent otitis media. When to start abx?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: When warrented

Fever by itself is not an indication for abx.
Persistence of fever is an indication for a review of the history, thorough exam & testing if indicated. When evaluation finds a treatable condition, abx can be selected based on the agents suited for that finding and started immediately.

In brief: When warrented

Fever by itself is not an indication for abx.
Persistence of fever is an indication for a review of the history, thorough exam & testing if indicated. When evaluation finds a treatable condition, abx can be selected based on the agents suited for that finding and started immediately.
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