Blood Cultures for Women with Uncomplicated Acute Pyelonephritis: Are They Necessary?

Velasco, María; Martínez, J. Antonio; Moreno-Martínez, Antonio; Horcajada, J. Pablo; Ruiz, Joaquim; Barranco, Margarita; Almela, Manel; Vila, Jordi; Mensa, José
October 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;10/15/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 8, p1127
Academic Journal
Assess the utility of blood cultures in the management of uncomplicated pyelonephritis in women. Number of patients received an initial dose of intravenous ceftriaxone; Consideration of the clinical and microbiological evolution of infection; Occurrence of symptoms of cystitis; Increase of the incidence of bacteremia in a number of febrile children with urinary tract infections.


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