Research Article| Volume 5, ISSUE 1, P157-165, March 1985

Microbiologic Aspects of Infection in the Compromised Host

  • Patricia Ristuccia
    Corresponding author: Department of Medicine, Nassau Hospital, 259 First Street, Mineola, New York 11501
    Chief Technologist, Infectious Disease Research Laboratory, Infectious Disease Division, Department of Medicine, Nassau Hospital, Mineola, New York
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      The severe morbidity and mortality associated with infection in the compromised host is a serious problem. Many infections are caused by organisms considered to have a low degree of pathogenicity under normal circumstances. It is essential to have rapid procedures available to isolate and identify these etiologic agents of infections so that rational therapy is begun.
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