Late-onset bacteremia in uncomplicated pediatric liver-transplant recipients after a febrile episode

Ruben Quiros, Marvin E. Ament, Sue V. McDiarmid, Mary Gonzalez, Roberto Chong, Jorge H. Vargas, Martín G. Martín

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)502-507
Number of pages6
JournalTransplant International
Volume15
Issue number9-10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

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Keywords

  • Biliary strictures
  • Immunosuppression
  • Segmental graft

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  • Transplantation

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Late-onset bacteremia in uncomplicated pediatric liver-transplant recipients after a febrile episode. / Quiros, Ruben; Ament, Marvin E.; McDiarmid, Sue V.; Gonzalez, Mary; Chong, Roberto; Vargas, Jorge H.; Martín, Martín G.

In: Transplant International, Vol. 15, No. 9-10, 01.12.2002, p. 502-507.

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Quiros, Ruben ; Ament, Marvin E. ; McDiarmid, Sue V. ; Gonzalez, Mary ; Chong, Roberto ; Vargas, Jorge H. ; Martín, Martín G. / Late-onset bacteremia in uncomplicated pediatric liver-transplant recipients after a febrile episode. In: Transplant International. 2002 ; Vol. 15, No. 9-10. pp. 502-507.
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