Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia without a localizing source in pediatric patients

John Ligon, Sheldon Kaplan, Kristina G. Hulten, Edward Mason, J. Chase McNeil

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Abstract

Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia without a localizing source in children is not well described. We identified patients with a positive blood culture for S. aureus from an 11-year surveillance study. Thirty-six cases of primary bacteremia were identified accounting for 5.7% of bacteremias. Most patients had comorbidities (86.1%), most commonly immunosuppression (33.3%).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e132-e134
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014

Keywords

  • bacteremia
  • methicillin-resistant S. aureus
  • pediatrics
  • sepsis
  • Staphylococcus aureus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)

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