CT colonography and transient bacteraemia: implications for antibiotic prophylaxis

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To determine the prevalence of transient bacteraemia after CT colonography (CTC). Blood cultures were obtained at 5, 10 and 15 min after CTC from 100 consecutive consenting patients. Blood samples were cultured in both aerobic and anaerobic media and positive blood culture samples were analysed by a microbiologist. Blood culture samples were positive for… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00330-010-1933-1

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