culture and sensitivity


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culture and sensitivity

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C& S

Identification of microorganisms in a clinical specimen (as in a sample of blood, cerebrospinal fluid, sputum, or urine) and a determination of the antibiotic, antifungal, or antiviral drugs that effectively kill them.
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Results: On culture and sensitivity test, 74 (58.73%) have positive growth while 52 (41.27%) have no growth.
Key Words: Symptomatic cholelithiasis, Culture and sensitivity, Antibiotics.
But due to lack of routine culture and sensitivity of sputa, many cases go undiagnosed, and empiric treatment of LRTI has resulted in increased antibiotic resistance.
Keeping in view the complications of infections caused by Moraxella catarrhalis, its incidence in LRTI and its increasing resistance in our community necessitate the regular culture and sensitivity of sputum before prescribing antibiotic therapy.
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