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Title: Does the Use of antipyretics prolong the duration of fever in children?
Authors: Roland, Damian
First Published: 22-Jan-2014
Citation: Archives of Disease of Children Education and Practice Edition, 99, pp. 158-159
Abstract: [From first paragraph] The work by Purssell and While has poured further oil on the flames that keep the fever debate alive. The potentially deleterious affect of antipyretics lengthening disease course has been previously described but this is the first meta-analysis of studies. Surprisingly, given the potentially large differences between the studies (four studies on inpatients and two on outpatients) statistical heterogeneity was relatively low.
DOI Link: 10.1136/archdischild-2013-305796
ISSN: 1743-0585
eISSN: 1743-0593
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website. This article has been accepted for publication in Archives of Disease in Childhood Education and Practice Edition following peer review. The definitive copyedited, typeset version Archives of Disease of Children Education and Practice Edition, 99, pp. 158-159 is available online at:
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