Hospital-Acquired Infections among Adult Patients Admitted for COVID-19

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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Apr 13:1-15. doi: 10.1017/ice.2021.148. Online ahead of print.


In a multicenter cohort of 963 adults hospitalized due to COVID-19, 5% had a proven hospital-acquired infection (HAI) and 21% had a proven/probable or possible HAI. Risk factors for proven/probable HAIs included intensive care unit admission, dexamethasone use, severe COVID-19, heart failure and antibiotic exposure upon admission.

PMID:33845927 | DOI:10.1017/ice.2021.148

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