Pathogen-Negative Sepsis-An Opportunity for Antimicrobial Stewardship

Gabriel C. Lockhart, Jacob Hanin, Scott T. Micek, Marin H. Kollef

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Sepsis is a common reason for empiric antibiotics among hospitalized patients. We found that the median duration of empiric antibiotics (interquartile range) was 6 (4-9) days among 1047 survivivors with pathogen-negative sepsis. These findings suggest that patients with pathogen-negative sepsis could represent an important opportunity for antimicrobial stewardship.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberofz397
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019


  • pathogen-negative
  • sepsis
  • stewardship


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