What are the signs of Enterobacter bacteremia?

Updated: Jun 18, 2019
  • Author: Susan L Fraser, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Signs of Enterobacter bacteremia include the following:

  • Physical examination findings consistent with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS): Including heart rate that exceeds 90 bpm, a respiratory rate greater than 20, and a temperature above 38°C or below 36°C

  • Fever: Occurring in more than 80% of children and adults with Enterobacter bacteremia

  • Hypotension and shock: Occur in as many as one third of cases

  • Septic shock: Manifested as disseminated intravascular coagulation, jaundice, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and other complications of organ failure

  • Purpura fulminans and hemorrhagic bullae

  • Ecthyma gangrenosum

  • Cyanosis and mottling: Frequently reported in children with Enterobacter bacteremia

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