pseudobacteremia

pseudobacteremia

(sood″ō-bak″tĕ-rēm′ē-ă) [ pseudo- + bacteremia]
False-positive blood culture results that occur because of contamination of blood culture bottles or other instruments used to obtain blood samples.
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Three-year outbreak of pseudobacteremia with Burkholderia cepacia traced to a contaminated blood gas analyzer.
Ewingella americana: recurrent pseudobacteremia from a persistent environmental reservoir.
Bacillus species are typically considered blood culture contaminants, and distinguishing true versus pseudobacteremia requires recognition of the clinical context.
It was reported as a contaminant leading to pseudobacteremia outbreak at NICU but serious infections such as meningitis and fatal sepsis in prematures were also described.
Outbreak of Achromobacter xylosoxidans pseudobacteremia in a neonatal care unit related to contaminated chlorhexidine solution.
Blood cultures positive for coagulasenegative staphylococci: antisepsis, pseudobacteremia, and therapy of patients.
Presumed pseudobacteremia outbreak resulting from contamination of proportional disinfectant dispenser.
larvae thus occurred in different charges of blood culture bottles, which argues against pseudobacteremia.
For example, Bacillus species pseudobacteremia has been traced to contaminated gloves used in collection of blood from patients (6).