This general issue has had a significant focus recently in the UK.

I wonder what the the List thinks of the recent UK Guideline below offers in 
relation to decision-making about such pateints?

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Feverish illness in 
children—assessment and initial management in children younger than 5 years. 
2007. (NICE clinical guideline No 47.) 

Dr Jack Beattie 
Consultant Paediatrician 
Royal Hospital for Sick Children 

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