When does the morbidity and mortality of Proteus infections increase?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: Shirin A Mazumder, MD, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Once the infectious agent spreads beyond the bladder, morbidity and mortality increase significantly. If hematogenous spread occurs, the chance of death can be as high as 30%-45% despite the use of antibiotic therapy and intensive care. Patients with preexisting medical problems, neonates, and elderly individuals are at the greatest risk for complications.


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