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A retrospective study of factors which determine a negative blood culture in Cambodian children diagnosed with enteric fever

Abstract:

Background: Blood cultures are used to confirm a diagnosis of enteric fever but reported sensitivities can be as low as 40%.

Aims: To determine the factors associated with a negative blood culture in Cambodian children with suspected enteric fever.

Methods: In a retrospective study of hospitalised Cambodian children given a discharge diagnosis of enteric fever, the following factors associated with a negative blood culture were analysed: age, blood culture volume, prior antib...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1179/2046905515Y.0000000009

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Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Paediatrics and International Child Health Journal website
Volume:
36
Issue:
2
Pages:
118-121
Publication date:
2016-04-27
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EISSN:
2046-9055
ISSN:
2046-9047
URN:
uuid:a4304285-d1ad-467b-9e8e-99e8b1dce793
Source identifiers:
616610
Local pid:
pubs:616610

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