Bacteremia following diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP.

@article{Kullman1992BacteremiaFD,
  title={Bacteremia following diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP.},
  author={Eric Kullman and Kurt Borch and Eva Lindstr{\"o}m and S Ans{\'e}hn and Ingemar Ihse and Bo Anderberg},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={1992},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={
          444-9
        }
}
The occurrence of bacteremia in association with diagnostic or therapeutic ERCP was studied in 180 patients undergoing a total of 194 examinations. Nineteen (15%) of 126 diagnostic procedures and 18 (27%) of 68 therapeutic procedures were associated with bacteremia (p less than 0.1). Nine patients had polymicrobial bacteremia and a total of 16 species were detected. Different streptococci, mainly alpha-hemolytic, were the most common bacteria which were identified in 38% of the bacteremic… CONTINUE READING
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