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Article: Pseudomonas septicaemia in apparently healthy children

TitlePseudomonas septicaemia in apparently healthy children
Authors
KeywordsPseudomonas septicaemia
normal children
Issue Date1991
Citation
Acta Paediatrica Scandinavica, 1991, v. 80, n. 5, p. 515-520 How to Cite?
AbstractAmong 27 cases of Pseudomonas septicaemia in the Department of Paediatrics of Queen Mary Hospital from 1981 to 1988, we have identified 10 children without known predisposing causes before presentation and report their clinical features. Six were infants, of whom 4 developed shock on admission and died. Ecthyma gangrenosum was present in 4 patients. Pseudomonas aeruginosa was isolated in 8 patients. All isolates, except Ps. cepacia, were sensitive to gentamicin. One patient had cyclical neutropenia. Another had an appendicular abscess. Salmonella was cultured from the stool in one patient. Although Pseudomonas septicaemia is normally considered to be associated with underlying immunodeficiency, in 22% it occurred in previously healthy children. Mortality is high especially in infants who develop septicaemic shock. It is advisable to cover for Pseudomonas septicaemia with aminoglycosides or ceftazidime in sick septic infants.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/280137
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dc.contributor.authorWong, S. N.-
dc.contributor.authorTam, A. Y.C.-
dc.contributor.authorYung, R. W.H.-
dc.contributor.authorKwan, E. Y.W.-
dc.contributor.authorTsoi, N. N.S.-
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-06T02:07:29Z-
dc.date.available2020-01-06T02:07:29Z-
dc.date.issued1991-
dc.identifier.citationActa Paediatrica Scandinavica, 1991, v. 80, n. 5, p. 515-520-
dc.identifier.issn0001-656X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/280137-
dc.description.abstractAmong 27 cases of Pseudomonas septicaemia in the Department of Paediatrics of Queen Mary Hospital from 1981 to 1988, we have identified 10 children without known predisposing causes before presentation and report their clinical features. Six were infants, of whom 4 developed shock on admission and died. Ecthyma gangrenosum was present in 4 patients. Pseudomonas aeruginosa was isolated in 8 patients. All isolates, except Ps. cepacia, were sensitive to gentamicin. One patient had cyclical neutropenia. Another had an appendicular abscess. Salmonella was cultured from the stool in one patient. Although Pseudomonas septicaemia is normally considered to be associated with underlying immunodeficiency, in 22% it occurred in previously healthy children. Mortality is high especially in infants who develop septicaemic shock. It is advisable to cover for Pseudomonas septicaemia with aminoglycosides or ceftazidime in sick septic infants.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofActa Paediatrica Scandinavica-
dc.subjectPseudomonas septicaemia-
dc.subjectnormal children-
dc.titlePseudomonas septicaemia in apparently healthy children-
dc.typeArticle-
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dc.identifier.pmid1872174-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0025761653-
dc.identifier.volume80-
dc.identifier.issue5-
dc.identifier.spage515-
dc.identifier.epage520-

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