Risk and causes of paediatric hospital-acquired bacteraemia in Kilifi District Hospital, Kenya: a prospective cohort study

BACKGROUND In sub-Saharan Africa, community-acquired bacteraemia is an important cause of illness and death in children. Our aim was to establish the magnitude and causes of hospital-acquired (nosocomial) bacteraemia in African children. METHODS We reviewed prospectively collected surveillance data of 33,188 admissions to Kilifi District Hospital, Kenya… CONTINUE READING