sterile infection

sterile 'infection'

Any infection–eg, of lung, liver, pelvic, adnexae, appendix, bile tract, bone, chest, CNS, ♀ genitalia, respiratory, urinary tract, etc, in which the culture conditions–eg, high O2 during specimen transportation, etc, preclude in vitro growth of anaerobic bacteria, even though they cause clinical disease
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If equipment is not sterile infections like HIV or hepatitis B or C can be passed on.