A dramatic increase in the positive blood culture rates of Helicobacter cinaedi: The evidence of differential detection abilities between the Bactec and BacT/Alert systems

Noriko Miyake, Yong Chong, Ruriko Nishida, Yoji Nagasaki, Yasushi Kibe, Makiko Kiyosuke, Takeshi Shimomura, Nobuyuki Shimono, Shinji Shimoda, Koichi Akashi

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-233
Number of pages2
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume83
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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