Prevalence of invasive bacterial infection in febrile infants ≤90 days with a COVID-19 positive test: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Prevalence of invasive bacterial infection in febrile infants ≤90 days with a COVID-19 positive test: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Publication date: Jan 22, 2024

Febrile infants with an infection by influenza or enterovirus are at low risk of invasive bacterial infection (IBI). To determine the prevalence of IBI among febrile infants ≤90 days old with a positive COVID-19 test. MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Central Register databases, Web of Science, ClinicalTrials. gov and grey literature were searched for articles published from February 2020 to May 2023. researches reporting on infants ≤90 days of age with fever and a positive test for SARS-CoV-2 (antigen test/PCR). Case reports with 28 days old, suggesting this subgroup of patients can be managed without blood tests. CRD42022356507.

Concepts Keywords
Bacterial bacterial
Crd42022356507 COVID-19
Infants infections
Influenza pediatric emergency medicine

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH bacterial infection
disease MESH COVID-19
disease MESH infection
disease MESH influenza
disease VO Enterovirus
disease IDO blood
disease MESH Long Covid
disease MESH emergency

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