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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000195
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Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteremia Without a Localizing Source in Pediatric Patients

Ligon, John MD; Kaplan, Sheldon L. MD; Hulten, Kristina G. PhD; Mason, Edward O. PhD; McNeil, J. Chase MD

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Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia without a localizing source in children is not well described. We identified patients with a positive blood culture for S. aureus from an 11-year surveillance study. Thirty-six cases of primary bacteremia were identified accounting for 5.7% of bacteremias. Most patients had comorbidities (86.1%), most commonly immunosuppression (33.3%).

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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