Feb 1, 1987

Lysis centrifugation and slide blood culture systems for diagnosis of bacteremia in immunocompromised patients

European Journal of Clinical Microbiology
H RichetP H Lagrange

Abstract

Compared with a slide blood culture system, a lysis centrifugation system detected significantly more positive blood cultures and more episodes of bacteremia in immunocompromised patients (even when on antibiotics), while giving results more rapidly and even at significantly lower CFUs. However, it had a high contamination rate and did not detect Pseudomonas aeruginosa as often. Use of the two systems together is recommended for diagnosing bacteremia early in immunocompromised patients.

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Pathologic Cytolysis
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (antigen)
Neutropenia
Antibiotic throat preparations
Antifungal Antibiotics, Topical
Centrifugation
Antibiotics, Gynecological
Bacteriological Techniques
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Antibiotics for systemic use

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