volume 146, issue 4, Pe20200782 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0782
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Sam T. Romaine, Jessica Potter, Aakash Khanijau, Rachel J. McGalliard, Jemma L. Wright, Gerri Sefton, Simon Leigh, Karl Edwardson, Philip Johnston, Anne Kerr, Luregn J. Schlapbach, Philip Pallmann, Enitan D. Carrol

Abstract: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The identification of life-threatening infection in febrile children presenting to the emergency department (ED) remains difficult. The quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) was only derived for adult populations, implying an urgent need for pediatric scores. We developed and validated a novel, adapted qSOFA score (Liverpool quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment [LqSOFA]) and compared its performance with qSOFA, Pediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS), and National Insti…

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