The bacteriological examination of sputum.


Pitfalls in the collection, transport, processing, and interpretation of the expectorated sputum culture are discussed. Data are presented which suggest that, under stricdy controlled conditions, the culture of sputum may be a valuable adjunct to the diagnosis of bacterial pneumonia. In 1971 there were 2,068,000 diagnosed cases of bacterial pneumonia… (More)


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@article{Tilton1974TheBE, title={The bacteriological examination of sputum.}, author={Richard C. Tilton and E Maderaza and Paul B Iannini and Richard Quintiliani}, journal={Annals of clinical and laboratory science}, year={1974}, volume={4 1}, pages={60-3} }