Blood cultures in newborns and children: Optimising an everyday test

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Abstract

Effective use of blood cultures is a key component of the management of septic newborns and children. The technical and practical aspects of paediatric practice and the heightened susceptibility of children to infection because of immunological immaturity make automatic extrapolation of adult data difficult and potentially unfounded.

Original languageEnglish
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Volume87
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2002
Externally publishedYes

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