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

  • Laupland K
  • Church D
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Abstract

SUMMARY: 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

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  • Kevin B. Laupland

  • Deirdre L. Church

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