Complications associated with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.

@article{Libman1984ComplicationsAW,
  title={Complications associated with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.},
  author={Howard Libman and Robert David Arbeit},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1984},
  volume={144 3},
  pages={
          541-5
        }
}
Thirty-nine consecutive Staphylococcus aureus bacteremias were reviewed with particular attention to complications. Thirty-four (87%) of the bacteremias were nosocomial, with intravascular catheters (20 episodes) and dialysis-access sites (six episodes) the most common sources. Complications developed in 36% (14/39) of all bacteremias and in 30% (6/20) of those that were catheter-associated. Acute complications (shock, adult respiratory distress syndrome, disseminated intravascular coagulation… CONTINUE READING
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