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Clinical and Microbiologic Characteristics of Children Treated at the Fort De France University Hospital After the 2010 Haiti Earthquake

Arquès, Isabelle MD*; Vincent, Martine MD; Olive, Claude MD; Cabié, André MD; Canivet, Isabelle MD; Hochedez, Patrick MD

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: May 2013 - Volume 32 - Issue 5 - p 568–569
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3182863c53
Brief Reports

Few data related to the care of children injured in an earthquake are available. The objective of our study was to analyze the results of clinical and microbiologic characteristics of children treated in a Fort de France hospital after the Haiti earthquake. Bacteria were mainly Gram-negative bacteria. Some of these infections seemed to be environmental; a significant portion was related to acquisition during hospitalization.

From the *Service d’anesthésie, Hôpital Saint Luc Saint Joseph, Lyon, France; and Service d’anesthésie pédiatrique, Maison de la Femme, de la Mère et de l’Enfant and Service des Maladies infectieuses et Microbiologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Martinique, Fort de France, Martinique.

Accepted for publication 04, 2013.

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

Address for correspondence: Isabelle Arques, MD, Service d’anesthésie, Hôpital Saint Luc Saint Joseph, quai Claude Bernard, 69007 Lyon, France. E-mail:

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.