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The Utility of AFB and Fungal Cultures in Orthopedic Infections

Sanderford J, Krumrey J, Pipitone OGood Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Corvallis, Oregon, United States INTRODUCTION: When diagnosing suspected osteomyelitis fungal and acid-fast bacilli (AFB) cultures are often obtained intraoperatively. These cultures are difficult and time consuming to grow and increase health care costs. This study aimed to quantify the rate of positive AFB and fungal […]