Patients at risk of complications of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection.

@article{Ro2009PatientsAR,
  title={Patients at risk of complications of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection.},
  author={Ana del R{\'i}o and Carlos Cervera and Asunci{\'o}n Moreno and Phillipe Moreillon and Jose M Mir{\'o}},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 Suppl 4},
  pages={S246-53}
}
Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common causative pathogens of bloodstream infections (BSIs). In approximately one-half of patients with S. aureus BSI, no portal of entry can be documented. This group of patients has a high risk of developing septic metastases. Similarly, patient populations at high risk of S. aureus BSI and BSI-associated complications include patients receiving hemodialysis, injection drug users, patients with diabetes, and patients with preexisting cardiac conditions… CONTINUE READING

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