Prevalence of pneumococcal bacteremia in children with sickle cell disease.


We performed a retrospective chart review of children with sickle cell disease hospitalized for fever at our local institution. We reviewed 456 hospitalizations in 133 patients between January 2006 and June 2012. The prevalence of true bacteremia was 4%. The mean C-reactive protein values and temperatures were nonsignificantly higher in patients with… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/08880018.2013.786157


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