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Blood culture bottle culture of pleural fluid in pleural infection.

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BACKGROUND: Pleural infection is common, and has a >30% major morbidity and mortality-particularly when infection is caused by Gram-negative, Staphylococcus aureus or mixed aerobic pathogens. Standard pleural fluid culture is negative in ∼40% of cases. Culturing pleural fluid in blood culture bottles may increase microbial yield, and is cheap and easy to perform. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether inoculating pleural fluid into blood culture bottles increases the culture positivity of pleura...

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10.1136/thx.2010.157842

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
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Journal:
Thorax
Volume:
66
Issue:
8
Pages:
658-662
Publication date:
2011-08-01
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EISSN:
1468-3296
ISSN:
0040-6376
Source identifiers:
131228

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