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VALVERDE TORRES, Yaquelín. Clinical and epidemiologic aspects of sepsis in children admitted in intensive care u. MEDISAN [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.5. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and cross-sectional study of a sample of 134 patients, of 171 in total that presented some stage of the syndrome of systemic inflammatory response when admitted or during their stay in the pediatric intensive care units of the 2 teaching children hospitals located in the municipality of Santiago de Cuba was carried out, from January, 2007 to December, 2009, aimed at determining some clinical and epidemiologic aspects in the case material (ages, malnutrition, associated chronic diseases, multiorganic failure and others). The direct admission through the emergency room and the prevalence of breathing infections were linked to more serious septicemias. The state of septic shock was the cause of death in all deaths.

Palabras clave : child; sepsis; pediatric intensive care units; death for septic shock.

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