Routine Blood Parameters are Helpful for Early Identification of Influenza Infection in Children

BMC Infect Dis

Routine blood tests are simple, inexpensive and easy to perform, and they are useful for the early identification of influenza virus infection in children. The LMR had the strongest predictive value for influenza virus infection in children older than 1 year, particularly in children older than 6 years with influenza A virus infection.