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Immunocompromised status in patients with necrotizing soft-tissue infection.
Investigating the effect of immunocompromised status in patients with NSTI at a tertiary academic teaching hospital affiliated with a major cancer center found it associated with delays in diagnosis and surgical treatment and with higher NSTi-associated in-hospital mortality.
[Multifocal invasive Kingella kingae infection].
The tropism of Kingella kingae is essentially osteoarticular and cardiac as shown by the cases reported in the literature, and its susceptibility to antibiotics explains the frequent favourable outcome.
Evaluation of Procalcitonin's Utility to Predict Concomitant Bacterial Pneumonia in Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients
PCT offers little to no predictive utility in diagnosing concomitant bacterial pneumonia in critically ill patients with COVID-19 nor in predicting increased severity of disease or worse outcomes including mortality.