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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Pseudomonas pickettii as a cause of pseudobacteremia.
larvae thus occurred in different charges of blood culture bottles, which argues against pseudobacteremia.
Paenibacillus macerans pseudobacteremia resulting from contaminated blood culture bottles in a neonatal intensive care unit.
For example, Bacillus species pseudobacteremia has been traced to contaminated gloves used in collection of blood from patients (6).