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When normal urinalysis is a red flag

Key clinical point: Urinalysis results provide clinicians with a valuable predictor of outcomes in febrile children aged younger than 90 days.
Major finding: A normal urinalysis was independently associated with a 33.3-fold increased risk for poor outcome in young infants with a proven invasive bacterial infection.
Study details: This single-center retrospective cohort study included 139 febrile children aged younger than 90 days, all with proven invasive bacterial infection.
Disclosures: The presenter reported having no financial conflicts of interest.


Arrieta A. ESPID 2019.