Pediatric Guidelines: Quick Links for Critical Illness/Life-Threatening Infections

Below are links to the subset of guidelines that are most applicable to critically ill patients with potential life-threatening infections, or hospital-onset infections. For complete guideline index, click here

Severe Sepsis, Unknown Source:

Previously Healthy Infant or Child

Child with Healthcare Exposure or Comorbidities

Severe Infections:

CNS Infection: Brain Abscess / Meningitis

Clostridium difficile Infection

Fever and Neutropenia

Suspected Infection in Patients with Liver Failure or Liver Transplantation

Head and Neck Infections: Mastoiditis / Orbital Cellulitis / Retropharyngeal Abscess

Intra-Abdominal Infection: Community-Onset / Healthcare-Associated

Necrotizing Fasciitis

Pneumonia: Aspiration / Community-Acquired / Healthcare-Associated

Viral Infections: Herpes Simplex / Influenza / Varicella-Zoster