How is bacteremia managed in patients with pressure injuries (pressure ulcers)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Patients with bacteremia are more likely to have Bacteroides species in their pressure injuries. [59] These wounds need not be cultured routinely unless systemic signs of infection are present (eg, malodorous drainage, leukocytosis, fever, hypotension, increased heart rate, changes in mental status).


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