Diagnostic yield of stool culture and predictive factors for positive culture in patients with diarrheal illness

Abstract

We aimed to investigate the diagnostic yield of stool cultures and identify predictive factors for positive cultures in patients with diarrheal illness.A total of 13,327 patients who underwent stool cultures due to diarrheal illness were reviewed. Stool cultures were performed for enteric pathogens, including Salmonella, Shigella, Vibrio, Klebsiella oxytoca… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000007641

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