Seven-year review of paediatric bacteraemias diagnosed in a Spanish university hospital

A. Pérez López, M. Giménez, C. Rodrigo, A. Alonso, C. Prat, V. Ausina

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This study analysed the clinical and bacteriological patterns of paediatric bacteraemia in a university hospital, by a review of 213 episodes over a period of 7 y. Streptococcus pneumoniae was the most frequent aetiological agent after the neonatal period and Streptococcus agalactiae in neonatal sepsis. Almost half of pneumococci and meningococci were penicillin non-susceptible. Four neonatal deaths attributed to bacteraemia were recorded. Conclusion: Streptococcus pneumoniae is the leading cause of community-acquired bacteraemia. Mortality due to bacteraemia in children without underlying conditions is rare.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)854-856
JournalActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2003


  • Aetiology
  • Antimicrobial
  • Bacteraemia
  • Paediatrics
  • Susceptibility


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