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Anaerobic Infections

Anaerobic Infections & acceptable specimens

Foul smelling discharge, tissue destruction & necrosis are signs of what kind of infection? Bacterial anaerobic infections
Why aren't ear, NP, throat, or rectal/urethral swabs acceptable for anaerobic culture? Because they house normal anaerobic flora, therefore unacceptable for anaerobic culturing.
When is it acceptable to use the placenta for anaerobic cultures? If the placenta was recovered via C-section.
True or False: Suspect anaerobic infection if there is endocarditis with negative blood cultures. True
What is the primary anaerobic bacteria that we test for in feces? Clostridium Difficile.
Created by: steven.evans