Archivos argentinos de pediatría
versión impresa ISSN 0325-0075
PRAINO, María L. et al. Metastatic infections in children with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2012, vol.110, n.4, pp. 331-334. ISSN 0325-0075.
Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common infectious agents in children. It causes a broad spectrum of infections ranging from trivial to severe life-threatening presentations. The possibility of complications in case of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) appears to be high, being described in up to 43% of cases in adult patients. However, metastatic infections seems to be less frequent in pediatric patiens. There is no agreement on when or to whom complementary tests should be requested to rule them out. The aim of this study is to describe the frequency and characteristics of secondary impacts of SAB identified at "Hospital Gutierrez" in a period of two years, and assess potential risk factors for their occurrence. Metastatic infection rate was 15.8%. The main risk factor was the persistence of positive blood cultures more than 48 hours.
Palabras clave : Staphylococcus aureus; Bacteremia; Pediatric patients; Complications.