Skip to main content

Table 1 Clinical characteristics of 52 children with P. aeruginosa bacteremia

From: Prognostic role of time to positivity of blood culture in children with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia

Characteristics n/median %/IQR
Basic information
 Age(years) 1.79 0.43–9.0
 Male 32 61.5
 Weight(kilogram) 11 7–27.00
Underlying diseases
 Hematologic malignancies 16 30.8
 Congenital heart disease 6 11.6
Underlying conditions
 Immunosuppression 26 50.0
 Neutropenia 24 46.2
 Hypoalbuminemia 22 42.3
Complications
 Pneumonia 9 17.3
 Meningitis 5 9.6
 Peritonitis 3 5.8
Origins of infection
 Respiratory tract infection 22 42.3
 Skin and soft tissue infection 8 15.4
 Vascular-catheter related infection 8 15.4
 Primary bacteremia 7 13.5
 Gastrointestinal infection 5 9.6
 Post-surgery or-procedure bacteremia 2 3.8
Intensive unit care 20 38.5
Nosocomial infection 22 42.3
Pitts bacteremia scores 1.5 1–4.00
Antibiotics administration before blood culture 31 59.5
TTP 18.74 16.14–20.77
Length of hospitalization days 22.52 9.05–38.3
Multi-drug resistance bacteria 4 7.7
Outcomes
 Septic shock 15 28.8
 In-hospital mortality 12 23.1