Do I really need to LP a febrile infant with a UTI?

In this podcast we discuss the prevalence of bacteremia and even more interestingly the prevalence of meningitis in febrile infants <=60 days of age with a positive UA. Dr. Kuppermann from PECARN shares his approach to the febrile neonate with a UTI. 


Dr. Julia Magaña, Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis


Dr. Nate Kuppermann, Pediatric Emergency Physician, Professor and Chair of the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine, Founding Chair of the PECARN Steering Committee


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