Epidemiological characteristics of bloodstream infections in patients with different degrees of liver disease

Micaela Brandolini, Marta Corbella, Annalisa De Silvestri, Carmine Tinelli, Giulia Albonico, Riccardo Albertini, Serena Ludovisi, Raffaele Bruno, Piero Marone, Lorenzo Minoli, Elena Seminari

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Abstract

Observational retrospective study to evaluate the etiology, the outcome and the risk factors of bloodstream infections (BSIs) in patients with liver disease. One hundred and forty-eight BSIs were diagnosed (infection rate: 0.60 per 100 days of hospital stay), 62 BSIs (41.9 %) were associated with Gram-positive bacteria (infection rate: 0.25 per 100 days of hospital stay) and 80 (54.4 %) with Gram-negative bacteria (infection rate: 0.32 per 100 days of hospital stay). Admission-associated mortality was higher in patients with BSI than in those without BSI (20.6 versus 5.0 %, p 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-567
Number of pages7
JournalInfection
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2015

Keywords

  • Bloodstream infection
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Liver cirrhosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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