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Etiologic Diagnosis of Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

By Paul D. Hoeprich

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Decision as to the role of infection in lower respiratory tract disease requires examination by culture of specimens known to be derived from the infra-laryngeal respiratory tract. Methods that involve the upper respiratory tract in collection of specimens entail the hazard of contamination by microbiota resident in the upper respiratory tract

Topics: Special Article
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