Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 14th, 2009
"We undertook a retrospective, comparative study of 82 spontaneous SI cases in adults presenting over an 11-year period to two Italian hospitals. The diagnostic yields of blood culture, percutaneous needle biopsy of spine, and surgical sample culture were 43.6%, 72.7%, and 91.6%, respectively. Overall, causative organisms were identified in 60 (73.2%) cases, the most frequently isolated pathogens being Staphylococcus aureus and...
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