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Microbial Culture and Its Clinical Application

  • Xiaohui Miao
  • Kekai Zhao
  • Nan Chen
  • Yu Chen
Part of the Advanced Topics in Science and Technology in China book series (ATSTC)

Abstract

Infectious disease is a common disease which affects almost everyone at least once or more during their lifetime. Infections may be caused by endogenous or exogenous microorganisms including bacteria, chlamydiae, mycoplasmas, rickettsiae, viruses, fungi, or parasites. Diagnosis of infection depends on clinical assessment of symptoms and signs, but more often it is necessary to identify a specific etiologic agent by utilizing microbiologic laboratory methods, among which microbial culture is generally accepted as the gold standard.

Keywords

Blood Culture Bacterial Meningitis Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Microbial Culture Blood Culture Bottle 
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© Zhejiang University Press, Hangzhou and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaohui Miao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kekai Zhao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nan Chen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yu Chen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The State Key Laboratory for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, the First Affiliated Hospital, School of MedicineZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Collaborative Innovation Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious DiseasesHangzhouChina

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