Contaminant Organism Growth in Febrile Infants at Low Risk for Invasive Bacterial Infection

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee Febrile Infants and Health Disparities Study Group

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Abstract

In this multicenter, cross-sectional, secondary analysis of 4042 low-risk febrile infants, nearly 10% had a contaminated culture obtained during their evaluation (4.9% of blood cultures, 5.0% of urine cultures, and 1.8% of cerebrospinal fluid cultures). Our findings have important implications for improving sterile technique and reducing unnecessary cultures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number113910
Journaljournal of pediatrics
Volume267
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2024

Keywords

  • blood cultures
  • cerebrospinal fluid
  • emergency department
  • patient safety
  • urine cultures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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