PMID: 40048Nov 30, 1979

Polymicrobial bacteremia

JAMA : the Journal of the American Medical Association
G A Roselle, C Watanakunakorn

Abstract

Of 26,961 blood cultures taken during an 18-month period at the Cincinnati General Hospital, 1,715 (6%) were positive. Ninety-four patients had blood cultures containing more than one organism. Although aerobic and anaerobic streptococci were the most frequently isolated bacteria, a variety of microorganisms, including Staphylococcus aureus and the Klebsiella-Enterobacter-Serratia group, was isolated in different combinations depending on the underlying disease. Neurological illness, malignant neoplasms, burns, and decubitus ulcers were among the most common underlying conditions found. The overall mortality was 54%, but only 58% of these deaths were specifically related to an episode of polymicrobial bacteremia. Patient survival was significantly related to appropriate antimicrobial therapy.

Citations

Mar 29, 2013·The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy·Emilio BouzaMarta Rodríguez-Créixems
Apr 1, 1997·Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America·M P WeinsteinL B Reller

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Enterobacter
Enterobacteriaceae Infections
Klebsiella
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Serratia
Staphylococcal Infections
Staphylococcus aureus
Streptococcal Infections
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