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

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Ferry, Tristan
Ambrosioni, Juan
Gamulin, Axel
Djordjevic, Marina
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Published in International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2009, vol. 13, no. 4, p. 421-424
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 AdolescentAdultAgedAged, 80 and overAntistreptolysin/*blood/diagnostic useFemaleHumansInfection/blood/*diagnosisMaleMiddle AgedOrthopedic Procedures/*adverse effectsPolymerase Chain ReactionStaphylococcal Infections/diagnosisStreptococcal Infections/*diagnosis/epidemiologyYoung Adult
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PMID: 19128997
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Research groups Glycopeptide résistance (28)
Chirurgie orthopédique et traumatologique (98)
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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. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:20138

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