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Nosocomial cutaneous abscesses in septic infants
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    Septic Infants: Pandora box reopens
    • Girish Gupta, Associate Professor
    • Other Contributors:
      • Vishal Sondhi, Kinley Tshering, Suprabha Patnaik

    Dear Editor

    We read with interest the article "Nosocomial cutaneous abscesses in septic infants" by Mandel et al.[1]

    The article discusses the correlation between persistent bacteremia and nosocomial cutaneous abscesses. It has been observed by the workers that 22% of infants developed cutaneous abscesses after an episode of nosocomial infection, associated with thrombocytopenia. In view of this o...

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    Reply to : Septic infants: Pandora box reopens
    • Dror Mandel, Physician
    • Other Contributors:
      • Yoav Littner, Francis Mimouni, Shaul Dollberg

    Dear Editor

    We appreciate the interest of Dr Gupta and his thoughtful comments.[1]

    1. Primary disease of the neonates included in the study: Our original submission to the journal included a complete table describing in many more details the patient population. At the request of the reviewers/editors to shorten the paper, we removed the table which is now attached at the end of this letter.

    2. Antibiot...

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