Saturday, July 10, 2010

Send a culture on EVERYTHING that oozes!

I send an aerobic cultures on EVERYTHING that oozes. I have been surprised many times at what grows out of even innocuous looking infections. The benefits are: 1) if it is MRSA, I can place the entire family on prophylaxis 2) I get to see what kind of resistance patterns are developing in my community, 3) it give me an opportunity to know if my initial choice of antibiotics are correct, and 4) it's easy to do.


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