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The presence of pneumococcal bacteremia does not influence clinical outcomes in patients with community-acquired pneumonia: results from the Community-Acquired Pneumonia Organization (CAPO) International Cohort study.

Authors
  • Bordón, José
  • Peyrani, Paula
  • Brock, Guy N
  • Blasi, Francesco
  • Rello, Jordi
  • File, Thomas
  • Ramirez, Julio
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chest
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2008
Volume
133
Issue
3
Pages
618–624
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1378/chest.07-1322
PMID: 18198264
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Pneumococcal bacteremia does not increase the risk of poor outcomes in patients with CAP. Factors related to severity of disease are confounders of the association between pneumococcal bacteremia and poor outcomes. This study indicates that the presence of pneumococcal bacteremia by itself should not be a contraindication for deescalation of therapy in clinically stable hospitalized patients with CAP.

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