Research Paper | Medicine Science | Albania | Volume 6 Issue 8, August 2017
Staphylococcal Bacteremia and Sepsis in Children at the University Hospital Center in Tirana, Albania
Hamide Hoxha, Laureta Sadedini, Tedi Rudha
Methicilin sensible and particularly MRSA bacteremia and sepsis are a major pediatric health care problem, despite the availability of new antibiotics. In our country the incidence of MRSA bacteremia and sepsis was increased in the last years. The aim of the study was to determine the incidence and pattern of staphylococcal bacteremia and sepsis in pediatric group at tertiary hospital in Tirana, Albania. This was a retrospective study performed in Pediatric Infectious Diseases Services, University Hospital Center Tirana in the period of January 2010 to December 2014. Positive culture was found in 242 patients aged below 14 years with a total of 6597 admissions in the period. The highest incidence of bacteremia and sepsis was found in patients under one years old with 82 cases (33, 9 %), majority of patients were male 153 cases ( 63 %).Staphylococcus aureus was the most common pathogen 126 cases (52 %) among other staphylococcus group. Anemia and malnutrition were in the majority of case in (16, 5 %), respiratory tract infections were found in (35, 95 %) as the most common primary focus. Staphylococcus aureus is the most common isolated pathogen, the most primary focus are respiratory tract infections, common risk factors were anemia and malnutrition.
Keywords: Staphylococcal Infections, Sepsis, Children Bacteremia
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 8, August 2017
Pages: 2118 - 2120
How to Cite this Article?
Hamide Hoxha, Laureta Sadedini, Tedi Rudha, "Staphylococcal Bacteremia and Sepsis in Children at the University Hospital Center in Tirana, Albania", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART20176038, Volume 6 Issue 8, August 2017, 2118 - 2120
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