[Predictive factors of contamination in a blood culture with bacterial growth in an Emergency Department].
Servicio de Urgencias, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, España. Electronic address: [email protected]
Servicio de Urgencias, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, España.
Servicio de Microbiología, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, España.
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Anales de Pediatría
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The majority of BC obtained in the Emergency Department that showed positive were finally considered false positives. Initial Gram stain, time to positivity, and CRP results are valuable diagnostic tests in distinguishing between true positives and false positives in BC. The early detection of false positives will allow minimising their negative consequences.
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