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Complicated Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia Clinical Score

Purpose:

To identify a patient with complicated Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia using the clinical score of Fowler et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

A49.0, A49.9

Description:

Fowler et al developed a clinical score which can help identify patients with complicated Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. These patients may benefit from a more aggressive diagnostic workup and management. The authors are from Duke University and the Durham VA Medical Center.

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