Bacteremic Staphylococcus Aureus Pneumonia

Scand J Infect Dis. 1987;19(6):623-7. doi: 10.3109/00365548709117196.

Abstract

Medical records of 44 consecutive patients with bacteremic Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia between 1980 to 1984 in a 750-bed community teaching hospital were reviewed. 36 patients (82%) were 60 years or older and the median age was in the 8th decade. There was no seasonal variation in the prevalence. The infection was hospital-acquired in 29 patients (66%). All patients had 1 or more (median 3) major underlying conditions. The chest roentgenogram was non-diagnostic; only 1 patient had empyema. Fever and leukocytosis were common. Many patients had renal insufficiency and hyperbilirubinemia. The overall mortality was 84%.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cross Infection / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Hospitals, Community
  • Hospitals, Teaching
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ohio
  • Pneumonia, Staphylococcal / epidemiology*
  • Sepsis / etiology*
  • Staphylococcus aureus