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Utility of Blood Cultures in Pneumonia.

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Summary of "Utility of Blood Cultures in Pneumonia."

Blood cultures are of limited utility in non-severe community-acquired pneumonia, though routinely recommended for severe community-acquired pneumonia or healthcare-associated pneumonia, due to perceived greater bacteremia risk, particularly with multidrug resistant organisms. The utility of this practice is unknown.

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Name: The American journal of medicine
ISSN: 1555-7162
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