Volume 2, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Summary and Conclusions

Blood cultures made over a period of six months from persons known to be infected with , the etiological agent of Carrión's disease, support the following conclusions:

  • 1.  The proportion of positive cultures is much higher in the first months of infection than later.
  • 2.  Negative blood cultures have little significance in the diagnosis of the benign form of the disease.
  • 3.  The results of blood culture are similar in both asymptomatic infections and those with manifest symptoms.
  • 4.  The inability to cultivate with regularity from the blood of asymptomatic cases reduces the likelihood that these cases can serve as reservoirs of the disease.


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