Epidemiology of subsequent bloodstream infections in the ICU

Niccolò Buetti, Elia Lo Priore, Rami Sommerstein, Andrew Atkinson, Andreas Kronenberg, Jonas Marschall

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Subsequent bloodstream infections (sBSI) occur with a delay after removal of the intravascular catheter (IVC) whose tip revealed microbial growth. Here we describe the epidemiology of sBSI in the intensive care setting. Serratia marcescens, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and yeast were the pathogens most frequently associated with sBSI. In contrast, Enterococci were rarely found in sBSI.

Original languageEnglish
Article number259
JournalCritical Care
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 11 2018


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