Blood Cultures Are Not Useful in the Evaluation of Children with Uncomplicated Superficial Skin and Soft Tissue Infections.

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BACKGROUND Blood cultures (BCs) are commonly performed on children admitted to hospital for skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs). In recent years, this practice has been questioned in patients with uncomplicated SSTIs because of its low yield. At the same time, however, an increase in community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000768

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@article{Trenchs2015BloodCA, title={Blood Cultures Are Not Useful in the Evaluation of Children with Uncomplicated Superficial Skin and Soft Tissue Infections.}, author={Victoria Trenchs and Susanna Hern{\'a}ndez-Bou and Claudia Bianchi and Mireia Arnan and Amad{\'e}u Gen{\'e} and Carles Luaces}, journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal}, year={2015}, volume={34 9}, pages={924-7} }