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Clinical Risk Score of Augustine et al for Predicting Extended-Spectrum beta-Lactamase Producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBLE) in a Bloodstream Infection

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

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Description:

Augustine et al developed a clinical score for identifying a patient with a bloodstream infection caused by an extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae. The score can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from the University of South Carolina.

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