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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 May;32(5):560-3. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318286c75b.

Epidemiology of bloodstream infections in children with sickle cell disease.

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Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. ellisona@email.chop.edu

Abstract

The incidence of invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae type b infections in the sickle cell disease population has declined. In this report, we determine the predominant organisms responsible for bloodstream infections in a pediatric sickle cell disease population during the postheptavalent conjugate vaccine era. Central venous access device associated infections are a new burden to efforts aimed at preventing bloodstream infections in this population.

PMID:
23340560
DOI:
10.1097/INF.0b013e318286c75b
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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