Population-based epidemiology and microbiology of community-onset bloodstream infections.

@article{Laupland2014PopulationbasedEA,
  title={Population-based epidemiology and microbiology of community-onset bloodstream infections.},
  author={Kevin B Laupland and Deirdre Leigh Church},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  year={2014},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={647-64}
}
Bloodstream infection (BSI) is a major cause of infectious disease morbidity and mortality worldwide. While a positive blood culture is mandatory for establishment of the presence of a BSI, there are a number of determinants that must be considered for establishment of this entity. Community-onset BSIs are those that occur in outpatients or are first identified <48 h after admission to hospital, and they may be subclassified further as health care associated, when they occur in patients with… CONTINUE READING

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