Bacteremia of cutaneous origin

J. C. Soriano Giménez, S. Tomás Vecina, J. Torne Cachot, J. Pedro-Botet Montoya, J. M. Garces Jarque, J. M. Giménez Camarasa, L. Drobnic, J. Rubies-Prat

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558 episodes of bacteremia were detected in our medical center during a 2-year period. 17 of them (3%) were of cutaneous origin. 12 cases were community-acquired and 5 were hospital-acquired. The patients median age was of 65 years. 15 patients had a baseline disease, the most frequent being diabetes mellitus and neoplastic disease. The most common bacteria isolated were group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus, Staphylococcus aureus, and Escherichia coli; 2 patients had multibacterial episodes. Decubitus ulcer and cellulitis were the most frequently associated skin disease. Global mortality was of 47% and was sepsis related in 29% of the cases. Death prognosis factors were old age, diabetes mellitus, gram-negative causal bacteria, nonappropriate antibiotic therapy, low index of clinical suspicion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-405
JournalAnales de medicina interna (Madrid, Spain : 1984)
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990


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