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Delta-Apache II Score in Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

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Description:

The difference between the Apache II score at the onset of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and the Apache II score of the day before is considered to be the result of the intervening bacteremia and corrects for any prebacteremic conditions in the patient. Since the length and nature of therapy with antibiotics is largely determined by the presence or absence of metastatic abscesses with pursuant complications, the ability to determine the likely outcome can help in determining the initial management of the patient.

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