Positive blood cultures in sickle cell disease: time to positivity and clinical outcome.

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PURPOSE To prospectively identify all cases of bacteremia in children with sickle cell disease (SCD), establish time to positivity for various microorganisms, correlate clinical findings with microbiology data, and determine the antibiotic resistance pattern of the pneumococcal isolates. METHODS All positive blood cultures from children with SCD followed… (More)

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