In our hospital, positive blood culture rates of Helicobacter cinaedi dramatically increased after introducing the Bactec system. A simulated culture model of H. cinaedi bacteremia demonstrated no positive signals using the BacT/Alert system, despite efficient growth in bottles. Clinically suspected H. cinaedi bacteremia should be monitored more closely when using the BacT/Alert system, preferably with subcultivation after 7. days of incubation.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases