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Septicemia

  • Sabine Enenkel
  • Wolfgang Stille

Abstract

Little information is available concerning the incidence and etiology of septicemia in developing countries. Incidence rates vary. Those reported from Nigeria, Jamaica, and Kuwait in three studies were 37.1, 16.1, and 10.9 cases, respectively, per 1000 hospital admissions [2, 12, 17]. A retrospective analysis of all deaths on the medical wards of the same Nigerian hospital from 1960 to 1973 attributed 1.3% of the total deaths to septicemia [1]. This is almost certainly an underestimate because conditions such as pneumonia, urinary tract infection, and pyomyositis, which are often associated with secondary septicemia, were classified according to the respective organ systems. The same argument applies to studies of the pattern of hospital admissions to adult medical wards, where only 0.26%–0.29% of cases were diagnosed as septicemia [7, 25].

Keywords

Fusidic Acid Neisseria Meningitidis Scrub Typhus Streptococcus Viridans Neonatal Septicemia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sabine Enenkel
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Stille
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity Hospital, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt/Main 70Germany
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity Hospital Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt/Main 70Germany

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