How are skin and blood cultures used in the workup of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS)?

Updated: Jan 17, 2019
  • Author: C Stephen Foster, MD, FACS, FACR, FAAO, FARVO; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Skin and blood cultures have been advocated because the incidence of serious bacterial bloodstream infections and sepsis contribute to morbidity and mortality. [32] In addition, cultures of urine and wounds are indicated when an infection is clinically suspected. Determine renal function and evaluate urine for blood.


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