Pediatric Pearls: Management of Fever in Infants 8 to 60 Days Old

  • A first-time mother presents to your office with her 24-day old infant. Despite being otherwise well-appearing, the infant has had a fever for several days. The mother's efforts have been unable to break the fever. 

    How would you advise your patient?

    (Answer and discussion on next page)

    Scott T. Vergano, MD is a pediatrician in the Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Norfolk, VA