Most studies of the cause of sepsis syndrome focus on patients hospitalized in intensive care units.
In this study, we analyzed the incidence, cause, and outcome of the sepsis syndrome in all hospitalized patients.
Clinical and microbiologic data were obtained for 382 patients (5.6% of all patients admitted) from whom blood was drawn for culture.
Rebults: The incidence of the sepsis syndrome was 13.6 per 1000 patients admitted (1.06 per 1000 hospital days), while the incidence of septic shock was 4.6 per 1000.
The respiratory tract was the predominant infection site.
Of all patients with sepsis syndrome, 38% (n=35) had positive blood cultures.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Bactériose, Epidémiologie, Exploration, Homme, Exploration microbiologique, Septicémie, Hospitalisation, Pays Bas, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Bacteriosis, Epidemiology, Exploration, Human, Microbiological investigation, Septicemia, Hospitalization, Netherlands, Europe
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