Determination of clinical and demographic predictors of laboratory-confirmed influenza with subtype analysis

BMC Infectious Diseases, 06/08/2012

Patterns of influenza predictors differed across age groups, with most predictors identified among 6– to 49–year–olds. No combination of clinical and demographic predictors served as a reliable diagnostic case definition in the population and influenza season studied. A standardized clinical case definition combined with a point–of–care laboratory test may be the optimal rapid diagnostic strategy available.

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