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Letters Sepsis in children

“Paedatric sepsis six” requires further validation

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 07 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3584
  1. David King, clinical lecturer in paediatrics1
  1. 1Academic Unit of Child Health, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TH, UK
  1. d.a.king{at}

Plunkett and Tong advocate using the “paediatric sepsis six” in the management of children with sepsis.1 This is stated to be an operational tool designed to improve adherence to national guidelines. However, given that it includes advice on diagnosis and recognition of sepsis it is also likely to …

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