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Use of serum antistreptolysin O titers in the microbial diagnosis of orthopedic infections

Published inInternational journal of infectious diseases, vol. 13, no. 4, p. 421-424
Publication date2009
Abstract

The utility of serologic tests in the microbial diagnosis of orthopedic infections is unknown. Antistreptolysin O titer determination is inexpensive and accurate in the diagnosis of beta-hemolytic group A, C, and G streptococci. In patients with negative culture results and positive titers, antibiotics might be reduced to the narrowest spectrum, penicillin.

Keywords
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Antistreptolysin/*blood/diagnostic use
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infection/blood/*diagnosis
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Orthopedic Procedures/*adverse effects
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Staphylococcal Infections/diagnosis
  • Streptococcal Infections/*diagnosis/epidemiology
  • Young Adult
Citation (ISO format)
UCKAY, Ilker et al. Use of serum antistreptolysin O titers in the microbial diagnosis of orthopedic infections. In: International journal of infectious diseases, 2009, vol. 13, n° 4, p. 421–424. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2008.10.004
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