Feverish illness in children

You are on station with the station clown and his management of a feverish 4-year-old is comically bad. The child has some strange symptoms including a strawberry red tongue. What could the diagnosis be?

This issue reviews the physiology of fever and the NICE traffic light system for identifying the risk of serious illness in children under 5 years of age. In addition, some of the causes of fever in children are also explored.

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