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Routine skin cultures in predicting sepsis pathogens among hospitalized preterm neonates in Bangladesh.

Authors
  • Choi, Yoonjoung
  • Saha, Samir K
  • Ahmed, A S M Nawshad Uddin
  • Law, Paul A
  • Chowdhury, M A K Azad
  • Islam, Maksuda
  • Darmstadt, Gary L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neonatology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
94
Issue
2
Pages
123–131
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000119722
PMID: 18332641
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Routine skin culture is inefficient in predicting the pathogen responsible for sepsis among premature neonates, even in a developing country setting, where the burden of bacterial infection is relatively high. Skin cultures are also of limited utility during K. pneumoniae outbreaks, and are not recommended.

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