Staphylococci in Bronchi of Hospital Patients: an Autopsy Study.

  • H E Emson
  • Published 1964 in Canadian Medical Association journal


Swabs were taken from the main bronchi of hospital patients at routine autopsy, and cultures examined for the presence of coagulase-positive staphylococci. The proportion of patients yielding positive cultures increased steadily with the length of stay in hospital. There was no correlation between positive cultures and age or sex. The results of this study… (More)


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