We are in the very early stages of gathering evidence about COVID-19 and the risk with early evidence is that it can be very misleading for various reasons.
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This is one of the most common and difficult calls in general practice, emergency medicine and acute paediatrics: when to treat a child as a lower respiratory tract infection.
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When assessing ill children, it is easy to presume that the problem is an uncomplicated viral infection. Most of the time it is. The odds are severely stacked against a more significant diagnosis to the extent that it is easy to become overly presumptive. This, combined with the fact that a simple and benign illness will share many features with a rare or dangerous illness means that spotting the unusual or harmful diagnosis is very challenging indeed.