Over 20 months, we prospectively assessed the yield of cultures for Salmonella, Shigella, and Campylobacter spp. from adults and children.
In the first 10 months, 53% (567 of 1,097) of specimens from adults were from patients who had been in the hospital for >3 days.
Overall, only 2.6% (29 of 1,097) of specimens contained pathogens, and all were from patients who had been in the hospital for <=3 days.
Over the second 10 months, specimens from adults in the hospital for >3 days were not cultured unless special reasons existed.
Thirty percent (368 of 1,229) of specimens were rejected.
Concurrently, 7.5% (51 of 677) of stool specimens from children were positive.
Only one positive specimen came from a child who had been in the hospital for >3 days.
Mots-clés Pascal : Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Enfant, Isolat clinique, Culture microorganisme, Etude comparative, Age, Hôpital, Feces, Epidémiologie, Enterobacteriaceae, Bactérie, Spirillaceae, Spirillales, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Child, Clinical isolate, Microorganism culture, Comparative study, Age, Hospital, Feces, Epidemiology, Enterobacteriaceae, Bacteria, Spirillaceae, Spirillales, Human
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