Presumed and definite bacteremia in extremely low gestational age newborns

Sonal Patel, Olaf Dammann, Camilia R Martin, Elizabeth N Allred, Alan Leviton, ELGAN Study Investigators

Acta Paediatr. 2011;100:36-41

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Risk patterns did not differ much for presumed and definite bacteremia in first month. While maternal and pregnancy characteristics were associated with early bacteremia, neonatal comorbidities, especially NEC, were the main antecedents/correlates of late bacteremia. Definite and presumed late bacteremias have rather similar risk patterns, while those of early and late bacteremia differ appreciably.