The aim of this study was to analyze the incidence and risk factors of bacteremia after a febrile episode in uncomplicated pediatric recipients more than 2 months after liver transplantation, which has not previously been studied. This cross-sectional study was conducted over a 4-year period. Patients with known risk factors for sepsis at the time of admission were excluded from the study. Seventy-one patients were hospitalized on 128 occasions, with bacteremia occurring in the case of 11 admissions (8.6%). No laboratory tests were predictive of bacteremia. The bacteremic group most frequently presented with ill appearance (P < 0.001), lethargy (P < 0.01), decreased physical activity, and a history of early-onset bacteremia after transplantation and segmental graft (P < 0.05). This study identified a significant incidence of bacteremia in uncomplicated patients many months after liver transplantation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2002|
- Biliary strictures
- Segmental graft
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