What are the health risks for premature infants with fever and which emergent consultations are indicated?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Hina Z Ghory, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Infants who were born prematurely may be at risk for infections, such as bronchiolitis or other complications (eg, necrotizing enterocolitis). Consultation with the primary care provider or high-risk neonatologist may be indicated.


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