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What tha show all bacterial infection show in blood culture (fever investigation) for example tonsillitis?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Culture: A Blood cuture will identify bacteria in your blood stream. The likelyhood of a positive culture increases with temperature
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Blood culture: Will only show bacterial that has disseminated hemategenously. Localised bacterial infections do not show up in the blood like pharyngitis, abcess, tonsilitis,pneumonia, UTi unless bacteremia or sepsis is present
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Last updated Nov 25, 2016

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