Etiologies of septic shock in a pediatric emergency department population

Nakia N. Gaines, Binita Patel, Eric A. Williams, Andrea T. Cruz

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Abstract

Knowledge of pediatric sepsis etiologies is needed to optimize empiric therapy. A retrospective cross-sectional review of 428 children with clinically diagnosed sepsis found that 13% had lobar pneumonia, 12% bacteremia and 10% viral infections. No etiologies were found in 76%. Empiric antibiotic coverage of vancomycin/piperacillin-tazobactam/gentamicin for immunocompromised children and vancomycin/nafcillin/cefotaxime for previously healthy children would have covered all bacteremic children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1203-1205
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume31
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012

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Septic Shock
Hospital Emergency Service
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Cefotaxime
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Bacteremia
Gentamicins
Pneumonia
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • emergency department
  • etiologies
  • pediatric
  • septic shock

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Etiologies of septic shock in a pediatric emergency department population. / Gaines, Nakia N.; Patel, Binita; Williams, Eric A.; Cruz, Andrea T.

In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Vol. 31, No. 11, 11.2012, p. 1203-1205.

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Gaines, Nakia N. ; Patel, Binita ; Williams, Eric A. ; Cruz, Andrea T. / Etiologies of septic shock in a pediatric emergency department population. In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2012 ; Vol. 31, No. 11. pp. 1203-1205.
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