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Fever in Children (cont.)

Prognosis

The prognosis for a child with a fever is excellent.

  • Most illnesses that cause fever last three to seven days.


  • Sometimes, treatment of bacterial infections fails at home, and the child will need to be hospitalized.


  • Meningitis and bacterial blood infections have a much more serious prognosis than the far more common viral infections.

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