AC Fifi et al JPEN; https://doi.org/10.1002/jpen.1701
This retrospective study with 246 encounters identified the rate of bloodstream infections (BSI) in children with short bowel syndrome (SBS).
- The adjusted calculated prevalence rate for BSI in children with SBS and fever was 55% (95% CI, 42.3%–65.4%)
- There were 114 gram‐negative infections (72.6%), 46 gram‐positive infections (29.3%), and 17 fungal infections (10.8%)
- Each additional 10 units above 20 mg/L CRP increased the odds of BSI by 26%. There was no association between WBC count and the presence of BSI
My take: This study supports the practice of using broad‐spectrum antibiotics in children with SBS and fever.
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