Fever in Children (cont.)
Prognosis of Fever in Children
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 a 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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