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why did a sinus culture test positive for stenotrophomonas maltophilia and serratia marcescens but no white cells?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Commensals: Without white cells on a smear, very likely these are harmless microbes that just happened to be living there.
Answered on Aug 1, 2017

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