Journal article

Fever in children.

Christopher Pearce, Nigel Curtis

Aust Fam Physician | Published : 2005


Fever in children is a common presenting problem in general practice, and its assessment and management are steeped in habits and teaching from the past. Evidence now suggests that treating fever is not based on the evidence that we thought--that the use of drugs has little effect both on the course of disease and the wellbeing of the child. What is the evidence for what we do and what we should do, and how do we apply this in our surgeries?