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Risk and causes of paediatric hospital-acquired bacteraemia in Kilifi District Hospital, Kenya: a prospective cohort study.

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BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa, community-acquired bacteraemia is an important cause of illness and death in children. Our aim was to establish the magnitude and causes of hospital-acquired (nosocomial) bacteraemia in African children. METHODS: We reviewed prospectively collected surveillance data of 33,188 admissions to Kilifi District Hospital, Kenya, between April 16, 2002, and Sept 30, 2009. We defined bacteraemia as nosocomial if it occurred 48 h or more after admission. We estimated...

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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
378
Issue:
9808
Pages:
2021-2027
Publication date:
2011-12-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:28dd0b67-c166-4e14-991f-16db0e3d83f0
Source identifiers:
216115
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pubs:216115

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