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Blood Cultures for Women with Uncomplicated Acute Pyelonephritis: Are They Necessary?

María Velasco, J. Antonio Martínez, Antonio Moreno-Martínez, J. Pablo Horcajada, Joaquim Ruiz, Margarita Barranco, Manel Almela, Jordi Vila and José Mensa

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 37, issue 8, pages 1127-1130
Published in print October 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online October 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/378291
Blood Cultures for Women with Uncomplicated Acute Pyelonephritis: Are They Necessary?

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To assess the utility of blood cultures in the management of uncomplicated pyelonephritis in women, we prospectively collected data from 583 cases. Discordant cases were defined as those for which the pathogens isolated from urine and from blood were different. We found that 97.6% of cases were nondiscordant. Clinical and microbiological evolution of infection did not differ between the 2 groups, and no changes of antibiotic therapy were required on the basis of blood culture results. Blood culture may not be routinely required for the evaluation of uncomplicated pyelonephritis in women.

Journal Article.  2495 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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