Which factors are predictive of a poor prognosis of Pseudomonas septicemia or bacteremia?

Updated: Dec 17, 2018
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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The site of infection determines the patient's prognosis.

  • For patients with septicemia or bacteremia, the following factors are associated with an unfavorable outcome:

    • Persistent neutropenia

    • Presence of septic shock

    • Inappropriate antibiotic therapy

    • Persistent infection in lung, skin, or soft tissue

    • Unidentified source of infection

    • Renal failure

    • Metastatic foci

    • Rapidly progressing underlying disease

    • An absolute granulocyte count less than 100 cells/mcL.


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