Which procedures are used for the diagnosis of specific Enterobacter infections?

Updated: Jun 18, 2019
  • Author: Susan L Fraser, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Procedures indicated for various Enterobacter infections may include the following:

  • Removal of central venous catheters within 72 hours of gram-negative bacilli infections (This has been shown to lower the risk of relapse.)

  • Surgical or percutaneous drainage of infected collections

  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography or magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) for biliary obstruction

  • Lumbar puncture for evaluation of CNS infections

  • Soft-tissue or bone needle biopsy

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