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CDC Definition of a Bacteremia/Fungemia Shock Event (BSE)

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Infectious Diseases

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has listed criteria for a bacteremia or fungemia shock event. This is a subset of adult patients detected by the eSOFA who have positive blood cultures (excluding skin contaminants. Administration of a vasopressor indicates a shock event.

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