Early onset pneumococcal sepsis in children hospitalized for noninfectious life-threatening events

Pablo Yagupsky, Shaul Sofer, Ron Dagan

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Abstract

During a 13-year period 9 patients admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit for life-threatening noninfectious conditions developed pneumococcal sepsis within 48 h of admission. All patients were Bedouins, a population group characterized by high prevalence of respiratory carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae. In populations with high carriage rates of S. pneumoniae, critically ill children appear to be at increased risk of pneumococcal sepsis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1092-1094
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume20
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 24 Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Children
  • Intensive care
  • Sepsis
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae

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