Microbiologic Dx

by John Fisher, MD

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    The lecture Microbiologic Dx by John Fisher, MD is from the course Cardiovascular Infections. It contains the following chapters:

    • Diagnosis – Microbiologic Dx
    • Overall Dx of IE — Modified Duke Criteria

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    1. Colon cancer
    2. Dental abscess
    3. Urinary tract infection
    4. Renal transplantation
    5. Diabetes mellitus
    1. At least 3 sets
    2. 1 set is sufficient
    3. At least 2 sets
    4. At least 4 sets
    5. At least 5 consecutive sets
    1. Persistent occult gram negative bacteremia
    2. Fever greater than 38°C
    3. Skin wound infection above the device pocket site
    4. Occult Streptococcal bacteremia
    5. New murmur
    1. Transesophageal echocardiogram
    2. Transthoracic echocardiogram
    3. Chest MRI
    4. Chest CT scan with and without contrast
    5. Chest x-ray
    1. Immediately at the same time as the first set of blood cultures
    2. After the first set of blood cultures come back negative
    3. After all three sets of blood cultures are confirmed negative
    4. If the patient is at a particularly increased risk for fastidious organism infections
    5. Only if the patient is an intravenous drug user
    1. First set of blood cultures positive for Staphylococcus species
    2. Persistently positive blood cultures
    3. Blood cultures positive for coxiella burnetti
    4. Echocardiogram with positive findings for echocardiogram
    5. Two sets of blood cultures positive for Enterococcus

    Author of lecture Microbiologic Dx

     John Fisher, MD

    John Fisher, MD

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