Received: 24 December 2017
Accepted: 23 July 2018
First Online: 31 July 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Patient recruitment was provided from an ancillary study to the project “De-escalation of Empirical Antibiotics in Severe Sepsis”. Written informed consent was obtained from the participants or their parents. The study was approved by the Ethics Committee Sud Méditerranée (No. 2011–002297-22). Confidentiality of the participants’ details was assured.
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