WBC and fever not predictive of bacteremia

This large single center cohort of patients with bacteremia found 52% had a normal WBC, 33% had a normal temperature, and 17% had normal WBC and temperature. Neither of these can reliably predict bacteremia (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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