Present address: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Institute of Biosciences & Technology, Center for Infectious and Inflammatory Disease, Houston, TX, USA.
Comparing clinical and microbiological methods for the diagnosis of true bacteraemia among patients with multiple blood cultures positive for coagulase-negative staphylococci
Article first published online: 11 NOV 2010
© 2010 The Authors. Clinical Microbiology and Infection © 2010 European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Volume 17, Issue 4, pages 569–571, April 2011
How to Cite
Al Wohoush, I., Rivera, J., Cairo, J., Hachem, R. and Raad, I. (2011), Comparing clinical and microbiological methods for the diagnosis of true bacteraemia among patients with multiple blood cultures positive for coagulase-negative staphylococci. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 17: 569–571. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2010.03372.x
- Issue published online: 17 MAR 2011
- Article first published online: 11 NOV 2010
- Accepted manuscript online: 20 SEP 2010 10:19PM EST
- Original Submission: 14 April 2010; Revised Submission: 16 June 2010; Accepted: 25 August 2010 Editor: G. Lina Article published online: 20 September 2010
- blood cultures;
- coagulase-negative staphylococci
Clin Microbiol Infect 2011; 17: 569–571
We assessed the accuracy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) clinical criteria as well as other microbiological methods for the diagnosis of coagulase-negative staphylococci bacteraemia. The CDC clinical criteria had low accuracy, which can be improved by speciation, particularly if the patient had more than two positive blood cultures.