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Revista del Instituto de Medicina Tropical

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SAN MIGUEL, María Cristina; MONGELOS, Diego  and  MORINIGO, Raúl. Etiologic Diagnosis in Infectious Diseases. Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. [online]. 2010, vol.5, n.2, pp.6-9. ISSN 1996-3696.

Background: The finding of a disease etiology is achieved through a wide range of laboratory tests with different sensitivity and specificity, and also subject to the availability in time and space to carry them. The most requested laboratory samples in infectious diseases are growing and cytochemical analysis of body fluids. We studied 300 medical records of patients admitted to the Adult Infectious Disease Service of the Institute of Tropical Medicine from January to November 2010, of which: 37.3% were respiratory infections, gastrointestinal infections and 34.3% 28 4% CNS infections. Ratio F: M 1:1.29 (56% F). The microbiological diagnosis was positive in 32%, 28% and 27% of patients with diseases of the respiratory Rev, Rev Gastrointestinal and CNS involvement, respectively, and the most common germs S. pneumoniae, C. and C. parvum neoformans in the order listed previously

Keywords : bacterial isolate; meningitis; pneumonia.

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