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Recurrent bacteraemia: A 10-year regional population-based study of clinical and microbiological risk factors.

Authors
  • Jensen, Ulrich Stab1
  • Knudsen, Jenny Dahl
  • Ostergaard, Christian
  • Gradel, Kim Oren
  • Frimodt-Møller, Niels
  • Schønheyder, Henrik Carl
  • 1 National Center for Antimicrobials and Infection Control, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen S, Denmark. [email protected] , (Denmark)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of infection
Publication Date
March 2010
Volume
60
Issue
3
Pages
191–199
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2009.12.007
PMID: 20026352
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study showed recurrent bacteraemia to be common and the following risk factors were identified: a health care-associated or nosocomial origin, poly-microbial or fungal aetiology, a focus within the abdomen, endocardium, iv-catheter-related or unknown, a Charlson co-morbidity index score of >1 and inappropriate empirical antimicrobial chemotherapy.

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