Postmortem bacteriology: a re-evaluation.

  title={Postmortem bacteriology: a re-evaluation.},
  author={James A. Morris and Linda M. Harrison and Suzanne M Partridge},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={59 1},
AIM To assess the value of postmortem bacteriology in necropsy practice, with specific emphasis on bacterial invasion of blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). METHODS A review of published articles on postmortem bacteriology. Studies were selected to cover the full range of necropsy practice including adults, the perinatal period, and infancy. The review covers over 5000 necropsies, mainly in adults, but including 1108 perinatal cases and 468 cases of sudden unexpected death in infancy. Data… CONTINUE READING

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