Anaerobic Infections: Diagnosis and Management (Infectious by Itzhak Brook

By Itzhak Brook

With new infectious brokers, antibiotics, and situations of antimicrobial resistance regularly at the horizon, this box is an ever starting to be self-discipline that calls for consistent vigilance. This e-book responds to burgeoning development within the box and gives a entire and professional armamentarium of directions for the remedy and prognosis of the whole breadth of grownup and pediatric anaerobic infections.

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An additional period of 36 to 48 hours is generally required to completely identify the anaerobic bacteria to a species or genus level, using biochemical tests. ). Rapid kits that detect preformed enzymes are commercially available. They require Collection, Transportation, and Processing of Specimens 31 a heavy inoculum, take a short incubation period (four hours in air), and have a 60–90% identification capability (20). Other rapid tests that have potential use and can also be used directly on clinical isolates are the direct fluorescent microscopy and direct gas liquid chromatography.

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