Community Acquired Bacteremia in Young Children from Central Nigeria- A Pilot Study

  title={Community Acquired Bacteremia in Young Children from Central Nigeria- A Pilot Study},
  author={Stephen Obaro and Lovett Lawson and Uduak Essen and Khalid El Tayeb Ibrahim and Kevin Brooks and Adekunle Tolulope Otuneye and Denis Shetima and Patience Ahmed and Theresa Ajose and Michael Olugbile and David Idiong and Damola Ogundeji and Comfort Ochigbo and Grace Olanipekun and Walid T. Khalife and Richard A. Adegbola},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
BACKGROUND Reports of the etiology of bacteremia in children from Nigeria are sparse and have been confounded by wide spread non-prescription antibiotic use and suboptimal laboratory culture techniques. We aimed to determine causative agents and underlying predisposing conditions of bacteremia in Nigerian children using data arising during the introduction of an automated blood culture system accessed by 7 hospitals and clinics in the Abuja area. METHODS Between September 2008 and November… CONTINUE READING
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