Update on detection of bacteremia and fungemia.

  title={Update on detection of bacteremia and fungemia.},
  author={Larry Reimer and Michael Lawrence Wilson and Melvin P. Weinstein},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  volume={10 3},
The presence of microorganisms in a patient's blood is a critical determinant of the severity of the patient's illness. Equally important, the laboratory isolation and identification of a microorganism present in blood determine the etiologic agent of infection, especially when the site of infection is localized and difficult to access. This review addresses the pathophysiology and clinical characteristics of bacteremia, fungemia, and sepsis; diagnostic strategies and critical factors in the… CONTINUE READING
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