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Serious bacterial illnesses in recently hospitalized young infants. Pediatr Emerg Care 1994 Dec;10(6):330-2 PMID: 7899116

Pubmed ID

7899116

Abstract

We undertook a retrospective chart review of 27 patients less than 60 days of age, hospitalized for possible serious bacterial illness (SBI), but who were culture negative, and then readmitted within seven days for the same reason. Upon repeat evaluation for sepsis, five of these infants had significant illnesses; two (7.4%) had SBIs (one had pneumococcal bacteremia and the other a urinary tract infection), and three (11.1%) had aseptic meningitis. Our results suggest that young infants, despite recent hospitalization for possible SBI, may be at risk for a serious infectious process and need reevaluation if symptoms recur.

Author List

Pomeranz AJ, Zahn SG, Werlin SL

Author

Albert J. Pomeranz MD Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




Scopus

2-s2.0-0028567754

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Bacterial Infections
Female
Hospitalization
Hospitals, Pediatric
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Male
Meningitis, Aseptic
Patient Readmission
Recurrence
Retrospective Studies
Wisconsin
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