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Intravenous Catheter-Associated Bacteremia: Role of the Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratory

By Kent Crossley and John M. Matsen

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A 2-year review of 316 routine intravenous catheter cultures revealed 57 positive cultures (18%), with 57% of the 74 organisms recovered interpreted as pathogens. There were five episodes of catheter-associated septicemia

Topics: Clinical Microbiology and Immunology
Year: 1973
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:379947
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