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The use of bone marrow culture for the diagnosis of melioidosis.

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We have evaluated prospectively the contribution of bone marrow culture to the diagnosis of melioidosis. Bone marrow (BMC) and blood cultures (BC) were collected concurrently from 105 patients with suspected acute, severe melioidosis. 67 patients were subsequently proved to have the disease whilst other significant organisms were isolated from these specimens in 5 cases. Overall, 67.2% of BC and 64.2% of BMC from melioidosis patients grew Pseudomonas pseudomallei. Time to positivity did not d...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
84
Issue:
4
Pages:
585-587
Publication date:
1990-01-01
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:3b23a8fc-193d-4554-951b-bc27e5894c02
Source identifiers:
43484
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pubs:43484

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