Only 50%-75% of patients with melioidosis are bacteremic
(11), and culture has an estimated sensitivity of 60.2% for melioidosis (12).
The 20 (95.2%) bacteremic
patients were discharged after healing, and one (4.8%) patient were transferred to ICU.
Furthermore, a recent study focusing on bacteremic
pneumonia caused by A.
Ayarza, "Moraxella catarrhalis bacteremic
pneumonia in adults: two cases and review of the literature," European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, vol.
Of 21, 12 (57.1%) candidemic patients were also bacteremic
. A total of 135 bacteremia episodes were found among the 101 patients of Group 2.
infection with this organism is thought to occur mostly nosocomially in immunocompromised patients and to be associated with a high mortality .
Even though the vast majority of bacteremic
events do not result in brain abscess or CNS infection, the severity of potential outcomes makes such events noteworthy.
Mycotic aneurysms occur via four mechanisms: direct bacterial inoculation (trauma), bacteremic
seeding (as in this case), contiguous infection, or septic emboli .
The focus of the current study is to analyze whether prior appendectomy is associated with an increased risk of the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in bacteremic
The company said Prevenar 13 has been approved in China for active immunization for the prevention of invasive diseases, including bacteremic
pneumonia, meningitis, septicemia and bacteremia, caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae (S.
pneumonia in neutropenic patients with cancer: causes, empirical antibiotic therapy, and outcome.
Another study (15) compared BG results among 36 healthy blood donors versus 15 candidemic and 25 bacteremic
patients, finding a 93.3% sensitivity, 77.2% specificity, 51.9% positive predictive value, and 97.8% negative predictive value.
Here, we present two cases of community-acquired Moraxella catarrhalis bacteremic
pneumonia in adults; the first case is in an immunosuppressed patient, and the second is in a healthy immunocompetent patient.
Three of the 11 patients died (two adults and one neonate) during the hospitalization, although none of these deaths were attributed to the BCC bacteremic