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Gram Negative Bacteremia | Classification for Severity of Underlying Illness

Purpose:

To classify the underlying disease in a patient with gram-negative bacteremia using the scheme of McCabe and Jackson.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, laboratory tests, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

A49.9

Description:

McCabe and Jackson used a simple classification for underlying disease in patients with gram-negative bacteremia. This is a relatively crude method for stratifying patients with bacteremia. The authors are from the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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