Acute Septicaemia

  • Robert K. Carruthers


The urinary tract is the commonest source of septicaemia (or bacteraemia). This is partially due to the very close proximity of the blood vessels to the urethelium. In certain areas of the urinary tract there is very little separating the two and, hence, it is not surprising that organisms pass readily through this thin barrier. It is therefore important that patients who are known to have a urinary tract infection be treated for that infection before operation and be given the relevant antibiotic with the pre-medication.


Urinary Tract Urinary Tract Infection Blood Culture Urine Output Common Source 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert K. Carruthers
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  1. 1.Kent and Canterbury HospitalCanterburyEngland

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