Is culture of bone marrow aspirate useful in the diagnosis of typhoid fever (enteric fever)?

Updated: Aug 19, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Culture of bone marrow aspirate is 90% sensitive until at least 5 days after commencement of antibiotics. However, this technique is extremely painful, which may outweigh its benefit. [37]


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