Bacteraemia during the aplastic phase after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation is associated with early death from invasive fungal infection

@article{Sparrelid1998BacteraemiaDT,
  title={Bacteraemia during the aplastic phase after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation is associated with early death from invasive fungal infection},
  author={Elda Sparrelid and Hans H{\"a}gglund and Mats Remberger and Olle Ringd{\'e}n and Berit L{\"o}nnqvist and Per Ljungman and Jan Olof Andersson},
  journal={Bone Marrow Transplantation},
  year={1998},
  volume={22},
  pages={795-800}
}
Episodes of bacteraemia during the aplastic phase were studied in 500 allogeneic bone marrow (BMT) recipients, regarding incidence, microbial aetiology, risk factors, mortality and causes of death. One hundred and sixty-four patients (33%) had at least one positive blood culture. Gram-positive cocci (α-streptococci and coagulase-negative staphylococci) were found in 146/164 cases (89%). Gram-negative bacteria were present in only seven cases. Receiving marrow from an unrelated donor was the… CONTINUE READING