1 Department of Paediatrics, University College Hospital/College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
2 Department of Medical Microbiology, University College Hospital/College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
3 University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.
4 Section of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
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Background & Objectives: As
a result of immune defects in Sickle cell disease (SCD), affected
individuals are prone to infection from encapsulated bacterial
pathogens like Streptococcus Pneumoniae.
Studies on the etiological agents of bacteremia in children with SCD in
Nigeria are few and have revealed a spectrum of organisms that is
different from those recorded in other parts of the world.
Materials and Methods
|Table 1. Distribution of etiological agents of bacteremia.|
|Table 2. Relationship between prior antibiotic usage/ vaccination and bacteremia.|
|Table 3. The contribution of bacteremia to the different forms of crises.|
|Table 4. Antimicrobial susceptibility of all the isolates from blood culture.|