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Kallstrom G
Journal of clinical microbiology. Date of publication 2014 Aug 1;volume 52(8):2753-6.
1. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Aug;52(8):2753-6. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00522-14. Epub 2014 Mar 19. Are quantitative bacterial wound cultures useful? Kallstrom G(1). Author information: (1)Summa Health System, Department of Pathology, Akron, Ohio, USA kallstromg@summahealth.org. Determining if a nonhealing wound is infected can be difficult. The surface of a wound is not sterile and can be colonized with numerous commensal, environmental, and potentially pathogenic microorganisms. Different types of wounds have various clinical presentations, with some signs and symptoms more likely to be present than others depending on the type and location of the wound. Clinicians often order microbiology wound cultures to assist in determining if a nonhealing wound is infected. This minireview briefly summarizes the clinical microbiology of wound cultures, with an emphasis on the history and utility (or lack thereof) of the quantitative wound culture. Copyright © 2014, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved. DOI: 10.1128/JCM.00522-14 PMCID: PMC4136185 PMID: 24648547 [Indexed for MEDLINE]
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