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Diagnosis of bacterial infections of the lung.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3552385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This report reviews basic principles behind the choice of specimens in the identification of respiratory bacterial pathogens. It then reviews the major bacterial pathogens and specific specimen sources, covering the strong points, drawbacks, and controversies surrounding the various diagnostic techniques such as sputum Gram stain and culture, transtracheal aspiration, transthoracic needle aspiration, and bronchoscopy.
Authors:
J G Bartlett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in chest medicine     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0272-5231     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Chest Med.     Publication Date:  1987 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-06-19     Completed Date:  1987-06-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907612     Medline TA:  Clin Chest Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Bacteria / isolation & purification
Bacterial Infections / diagnosis*,  microbiology
Bacteriological Techniques
Bronchoscopy
Humans
Pneumonia / diagnosis*,  microbiology
Sputum / microbiology
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