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Blood Cultures: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Infective Endocarditis:
35% were S aureus, 35% were Strep viridans. Most false negatives had been treated with antibiotics prior to culture.

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Associated Diagnoses:

Infective Endocarditis

83% sensitive, 68% specific


11% sensitive

Typhoid Fever

54.2% sensitive

Typhoid Fever

81% sensitive

Spinal Discitis and Osteomyelitis

56% sensitive

Septic Pelvic Thrombophlebitis

35% sensitive