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RNA biosignatures identify bacterial infections in febrile newborns

RNA biosignatures identify bacterial infections in febrile newborns
September 28, 2016

Host RNA biosignatures identified in a small sample of blood distinguished between bacterial and nonbacterial infections in febrile newborns, according to recently published study findings.

“Febrile infants aged 60 days or younger are at substantial risk of serious bacterial infections, estimated at 7% to 9% in this population,” Prashant Mahajan, MD, MPH, MBA, division chief and research director of pediatric emergency medicine at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, and colleagues from the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) wrote. “Current guidelines recommend obtaining blood, urine and cerebrospinal fluid cultures, with consideration of antibiotic treatment and hospitalization until culture results are negative.”

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