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Predictors of disease severity in children presenting from the community with febrile illnesses: a systematic review of prognostic studies

Predictors of disease severity in children presenting from the community with febrile illnesses: a systematic review of prognostic studies

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Early identification of children at risk of severe febrile illness can optimise referral, admission and treatment decisions, particularly in resource-limited settings. We aimed to identify prognostic clinical and laboratory factors that predict progression to severe disease in febrile children presenting from the community.