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How do you get e-coli in a blood culture?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Multiple ways

A few organisms may show up in blood culture due to transient bacteremia in an otherwise normal person.
This may be due passing hard stool. More commonly e coli cause infections in various sites, most commonly, urinary tract, and then invade the blood stream and cause septicemia/sepsis with meaningful growth in blood culture.

In brief: Multiple ways

A few organisms may show up in blood culture due to transient bacteremia in an otherwise normal person.
This may be due passing hard stool. More commonly e coli cause infections in various sites, most commonly, urinary tract, and then invade the blood stream and cause septicemia/sepsis with meaningful growth in blood culture.
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