S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Internal Medicine (내과학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_내과학전공)
Clinical features and outcome of patients with community-acquired Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteraemia
- Kang, C-I; Kim, S-H; Park, W B; Lee, K-D; Kim, H-B; Kim, E-C; Oh, M-D; Choe, K-W
- Issue Date
- Clin Microbiol Infect. 2005 May;11(5):415-8.
- Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use; Bacteremia/drug therapy/*epidemiology/mortality/pathology; Community-Acquired Infections/drug therapy/*epidemiology/pathology; Comorbidity; Female; Hematologic Neoplasms/pathology; Hospitals; Humans; Korea/epidemiology; Male; Middle Aged; Neoplasms/pathology; Neutropenia/epidemiology/pathology; Pseudomonas Infections/drug therapy/*epidemiology/pathology; *Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Retrospective Studies; Risk Factors; Shock, Septic/pathology
- Cases of community-acquired Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteraemia (n = 39) that occurred at a tertiary-care hospital during a 5-year period were analysed retrospectively. The commonest underlying diseases were solid tumour (41%) and haematological malignancy (18%). Most (44%) of the patients were neutropenic, and 39% had septic shock at initial presentation. The 30-day attributable mortality rate was 39%. Two previously healthy patients were identified with fatal P. aeruginosa pneumonia with bacteraemia. P. aeruginosa bacteraemia is a fatal infection that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting from the community with rapidly progressive sepsis.
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