What is the role of imaging studies in the evaluation of Enterobacter infections?

Updated: Jun 18, 2019
  • Author: Susan L Fraser, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Studies used in the investigation and management of Enterobacter infections include the following:

  • Chest infections: Serial chest radiography, chest ultrasonography, and computed tomography (CT) scanning

  • Intra-abdominal infections: CT scanning and ultrasonography

  • Endocarditis and intravascular infections: Echocardiography (preferably transesophageal) and nuclear indium scanning

  • UTIs: Renal ultrasonography; occasionally, CT scanning and pyelography

  • Central nervous system (CNS) and ophthalmic infections: CT scanning and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

  • Bone and joint infections: Plain radiography, CT scanning and/or MRI studies, nuclear medicine studies


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