When is patient transfer indicated for the treatment of pediatric pneumococcal infections?

Updated: Jan 14, 2019
  • Author: Meera Varman, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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In hospitals without a pediatric ICU, consider transfer of patients with meningitis or critically ill patients with other invasive disease.

Also consider transfer if subspecialty surgical consultation may be needed (osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, mastoiditis, other unusual invasive disease).

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