Key clinical point: Far too many young children hospitalized for respiratory syncytial virus or influenza are placed on antibiotics for more than a week.
Major finding: Fever of unknown origin was present in 68.8% of influenza-positive hospitalized young children, compared with just 0.2% of the respiratory syncytial virus–positive children.
Study details: This was a retrospective single-center study of all 573 children under 2 years of age hospitalized over the course of several years for respiratory syncytial virus or influenza.
Disclosures: Cihan Papan, MD, reported having no financial conflicts regarding his study.
REPORTING FROM ESPID 2019
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Influenza Vaccination Effectiveness in the US, Clin Infect Dis; ePub 2019 Feb 2; Rolfes, et al
Influenza Associated Outcomes in Pregnancy, J Infect Dis; ePub 2019 Jan 23; Prasad, et al