Relative efficacy of blood, urine, rectal swab, bone-marrow, and rose-spot cultures for recovery of Salmonella typhi in typhoid fever.

@article{Gilman1975RelativeEO,
  title={Relative efficacy of blood, urine, rectal swab, bone-marrow, and rose-spot cultures for recovery of Salmonella typhi in typhoid fever.},
  author={Robert H. Gilman and M Terminel and Myron M. Levine and P Hernandez-Mendoza and Richard B. Hornick},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1975},
  volume={1 7918},
  pages={1211-3}
}
The recovery of Salmonella typhi from blood, rectal swab, urine, bone-marrow, and rose spots was compared in 62 patients with typhoid fever, most of whom had received some antibiotic therapy before presentation. S. typhi was isolated from culture of bone-marrow in 56 patients (90%); in contrast, S. typhi was recovered from blood in only 25 (40%), from stool in 23 (37%), and urine in 4 (7%). S. typhi was isolated from 24 (63%) of 38 patients who had rose-spot cultures. If culture sites had been… CONTINUE READING