Fever in the Infant and Toddler Differential Diagnoses

Updated: May 17, 2023
  • Author: Jane M Gould, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Clinicians must maintain a high index of suspicion for serious bacterial and/or viral infections in febrile infants and toddlers. The diagnostic approach consists of a targeted medical history, a complete physical examination, and the judicious use of the laboratory tests.

Differential Diagnoses