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Wounds: when and how to culture them

Wound cultures are important to assist in the diagnosis of infection in a wound. An improperly collected they can create more problems than solve by:

  • Making an inaccurate diagnosis – calling a case a surgical site infection when it is not
  • Leading to unecessary admission, treatment and potential side effects and complications of treatment

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