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Bacteraemia due to tribe Proteeae: a review of 132 cases during a decade (1991-2000).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12693558     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To characterize the clinical features of bacteraemia due to tribe Proteeae, 132 cases among 130 patients from 1991 to 2000 were analysed. The organisms included the Proteus species in 63 cases (P. mirabilis in 41, P. penneri in 2 and P. vulgaris in 20), the Providencia species in 8 (P. rettgeri in 3 and P. stuartii 5) and Morganella morganii in 61. Morganella bacteraemia occurred more frequently in the hospital (70.5%). Biliary and hepatic diseases were predominant in cases with Morganella bacteraemia while cardiovascular, urological and neurological diseases were more common in cases with Proteus bacteraemia. Biliary drainage catheters had more frequently been placed in cases with Morganella bacteraemia (39.3%, p < 0.001), and urinary catheters more frequently in cases with Proteus bacteraemia (17.5%). Biliary infection was most common in cases with Morganella bacteraemia (49.2%), while urinary tract infection (UTI) was most common in cases with Proteus bacteraemia (47.6%). Mortality directly related to bacteraemia due to tribe Proteeae was 20.8% (22.6, 50.0 and 15.0% for Proteus, Providencia and Morganella bacteraemia, respectively). In conclusion, Morganella bacteraemia was most frequently associated with biliary infection, while Proteus bacteraemia was most frequently with UTI. Providencia bacteraemia was relatively uncommon and it can be associated with infections other than UTI.
Baek-Nam Kim; Nam Joong Kim; Mi-Na Kim; Yang Soo Kim; Jun-Hee Woo; Jiso Ryu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0036-5548     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-15     Completed Date:  2003-05-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215333     Medline TA:  Scand J Infect Dis     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  98-103     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Infectious Diseases, Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center, Daegu, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Aged, 80 and over
Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology*,  therapeutic use
Bacteremia / epidemiology*,  microbiology
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Enterobacteriaceae Infections / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Korea / epidemiology
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Middle Aged
Morganella / isolation & purification
Proteus / classification*
Proteus Infections / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Providencia / isolation & purification
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Sex Distribution
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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