Last updated on July 2019

Impact of a PCT(Procalcitonin) Rapid Test -Based Approach on ATB (Antibiotics) Use in Children With Fever Without Source


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Fever Without Source
  • Age: - 1 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Febrile children aged 6 days to <36 months old presenting to an ED at their initial visit with an acute illness for a maximum of 8 days and diagnosed with a FWS defined as body temperature (measured at home or the ED) > 38C and a physical examination by a physician without source
  • Oral non-opposition will be requested from one of the parents or caregivers of the patient.
  • No current antibiotic treatment or within the 48 hours before the ED presentation.
  • Parental affiliation with an appropriate health insurance system
  • Parents speaking French

Exclusion Criteria:

  • A clear source of fever identified after a careful inspection of medical history and a physical examination
  • No fever on consultation or previously subjectively assessed by parents without use of a thermometer
  • Refusal of the parents to participate
  • Child 36 months or < 6 days old (ie, early-onset neonatal infection)
  • Ongoing ABT treatment or within the 48 hours before ED presentation
  • Children with FWS who revisited the ED after their initial visit
  • Participation with another interventional study involving human subjects or being in the exclusion period at the end of a previous study involving human subjects

Recruitment Status: Open


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