Serious Causes of Pediatric Fever From the 2013 NICE Guidelines

Serious causes of pediatric fever are listed in the following table from the 2013 NICE Guidelines Feverish illness in children: assessment and initial management in children younger than 5 years (pdf). Each of the diagnoses below should be specifically considered in every infant or child who has fever and Traffic Light signs in the Amber or Red Column (See Assess Pediatric Fever with The NICE 2013 Traffic Light System discussed in yesterday’s post).


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