What is the incidence of bacteremia in elderly 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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Clinical alertness is vital because the signs commonly associated with impeding or fulminating infection are frequently absent in elderly or immunocompromised patients. In geriatric patients with pressure injuries, bacteremia is reported to occur at a rate of 3.5 per 10,000 hospital discharges. [8]


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