Osteoarticular and skin and soft-tissue infections caused by Streptococcus agalactiae in elderly patients are frequently associated with bacteremia.

Ruppen, Corinne; Notter, Julia; Strahm, Carol; Sonderegger, Beat; Sendi, Parham (2018). Osteoarticular and skin and soft-tissue infections caused by Streptococcus agalactiae in elderly patients are frequently associated with bacteremia. Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease, 90(1), pp. 55-57. Elsevier 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2017.09.008

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Older persons (≥65 years) are at risk for invasive group B streptococcal (GBS) infections. The most frequent clinical syndromes in 174 infection episodes were osteoarticular (40%) and skin and soft-tissue infections (30%). In 36% of episodes, a companion microorganism was isolated, and in 45%, blood culture results were positive. Antibiotics were streamlined after species identification in 29% of monomicrobial infections. These findings have clinical and therapeutic implications for GBS infections in the elderly.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases > Research
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases

UniBE Contributor:

Ruppen, Corinne and Sendi, Parham

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0732-8893

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Parham Sendi

Date Deposited:

26 Jul 2019 08:04

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 18:36

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2017.09.008

PubMed ID:

29107417

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Group B Streptococcus Infections in the elderly Streptococcus agalactiae

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.125675

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/125675

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