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Clinical Approach to Patients With Infection

John W. Wilson and Lynn L. Estes

in Mayo Clinic Antimicrobial Therapy

Second edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199797783
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929658 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199797783.003.0066

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Clinical Approach to Patients With Infection

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Define the host: Identify factors that influence the type of infection, disease progression, and prognosis, which include:

Host factors such as patient age, immune status (eg, immunosuppression or the absence of a spleen), the presence of foreign bodies (eg, central venous catheter, permanent pacemaker, intracardiac defibrillator, prosthetic heart valves, prosthetic joints), or other comorbid conditions, ...

Chapter.  705 words. 

Subjects: Infectious Diseases

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