Author(s): Duttweiler L, Nadal D, Frey B
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Abstract In 127 infants admitted to intensive care for RSV bronchiolitis, concomitant bacterial sepsis was a rare event. However, in the subgroup of intubated patients the incidence of bacterial pneumonia was 43.9\% (95\% CI 31.0-56.8\%), half community acquired and half nosocomial. As clinical signs are not helpful in identifying these patients, tracheal aspirates have to be investigated microbiologically on a routine basis in order to start antibiotics in time.
This article was published in Arch Dis Child
and referenced in Journal of Medical Microbiology & Diagnosis