Host characteristics, portal of entry common determinants of E. coli bacteremia

  • April 17, 2014

Escherichia coli bacteremia severity in children is most commonly determined by host characteristics and portal of entry, according to recent study findings from Paris.

“Few data are available about E. coli bacteremia in children despite its frequency and severity,” the researchers wrote in a recent issue of The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. “To our knowledge, this is the first report combining bacterial and host characteristics in E. coli bacteremia in children.”

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