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Clinical and Laboratory Potential Predictors of Blood Culture Positivity in Under Five Children with Clinically Severe Pneumonia - Khartoum -Sudan.

Authors
  • Salih, Karimeldin Mohamed Ali
  • El-Samani, El-Fatih
  • Bilal, Jalal Ali
  • Eldouch, Widad
  • Ibrahim, Salah Ahmed
Type
Published Article
Journal
JOURNAL FOR CLINICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC RESEARCH
Publisher
JCDR Research and Publications
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2015
Volume
9
Issue
8
Identifiers
DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2015/13771.6377
PMID: 26436013
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Temperature of more than 40(o)C, Very high C-RP and WBC of more than 20 000 are good indicators of a potential positive blood culture. It is therefore recommended that further research be undertaken to refine these predictors as screening tools before resorting to blood culture. It is also recommended that antibiotic treatment may be initiated on the basis of the high temperature and WBC, while waiting for the culture results.

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