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Specimens and culture media for the laboratory diagnosis of typhoid fever.

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BACKGROUND: Culture of S. Typhi is necessary for the definitive diagnosis of typhoid fever and provides isolates for antibiotic susceptibility testing and epidemiological studies. However, current methods are not fully optimised and sourcing culture media and bottles for culture media may be problematic. METHODOLOGY: In two hospital laboratories in Viet Nam, comparisons of media for blood and stool culture were conducted. The effect of the volume of blood or stool on culture positivity rate ...

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Journal:
Journal of infection in developing countries
Volume:
2
Issue:
6
Pages:
469-474
Publication date:
2008-01-01
EISSN:
1972-2680
ISSN:
2036-6590
URN:
uuid:731136fb-1851-41ff-b4d2-3b4915ea81a3
Source identifiers:
122372
Local pid:
pubs:122372

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