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Performance of blood biomarkers to rule out invasive bacterial infection in febrile infants under 21 days old
  1. Borja Gomez1,2,
  2. Haydee Diaz1,
  3. Alba Carro1,
  4. Javier Benito1,2,
  5. Santiago Mintegi1,2
  1. 1 Pediatric Emergency Department, Cruces University Hospital, Barakaldo, Spain
  2. 2 Department of Pediatrics, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Borja Gomez, Pediatric Emergency Department, Cruces University Hospital, Barakaldo 48903, Spain; borja.gomezcortes{at}osakidetza.eus

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  • Contributors BG conceptualised and designed the study, coordinated and supervised data collection, carried out the initial analyses, drafted the initial manuscript and reviewed and revised the manuscript. HD and AC collected data, carried out the initial analyses and reviewed and revised the manuscript. JB critically reviewed the manuscript. SM designed the data collection instruments and reviewed and revised the manuscript. All authors approved the final manuscript as submitted and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval The prospective registry was approved by the Ethical Committee of Cruces University Hospital.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Any unpublished data may be requested from the corresponding author.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors BG conceptualised and designed the study, coordinated and supervised data collection, carried out the initial analyses, drafted the initial manuscript and reviewed and revised the manuscript. HD and AC collected data, carried out the initial analyses and reviewed and revised the manuscript. JB critically reviewed the manuscript. SM designed the data collection instruments and reviewed and revised the manuscript. All authors approved the final manuscript as submitted and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval The prospective registry was approved by the Ethical Committee of Cruces University Hospital.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Any unpublished data may be requested from the corresponding author.

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