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[Predictive factors of contamination in a blood culture with bacterial growth in an Emergency Department].

Authors
  • Hernández-Bou, S1
  • Trenchs Sainz de la Maza, V2
  • Esquivel Ojeda, J N2
  • Gené Giralt, A3
  • Luaces Cubells, C2
  • 1 Servicio de Urgencias, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, España. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 Servicio de Urgencias, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, España.
  • 3 Servicio de Microbiología, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, España.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Anales de Pediatría
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
June 2015
Volume
82
Issue
6
Pages
426–432
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.anpedi.2014.07.014
PMID: 25224758
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

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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