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Very low rates of culture-confirmed invasive bacterial infections in a prospective 3-year population-based surveillance in Southwest London
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    Re: Cultural awareness; small volumes of blood for culture cause under-detection of invasive infections
    • Shamez Ladhani
    • Other Contributors:
      • Kirsty LeDoare, Adam Irwin, Mike Sharland

    We support Drs. Munro and Flanagan's recommendations to increase awareness of the need for larger volumes of bloods for culturing in children,1 and additionally recommend larger volumes of cerebrospinal fluid during lumbar puncture, given the increasing availability of molecular diagnostic tests for viruses causing meningitis. However, we believe that the findings of their recent audit identifying similar blood volumes...

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