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What infections can be identified on a throat culture?

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They include:

  • Strep throat
  • Scarlet and rheumatic fever
  • Pneumonia
  • Meningitis
  • Gonorrhea (gonococcal pharyngitis)
  • Thrush
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis

SOURCES:

Brookside Press. Nursing Fundamentals, 2007.  

KidsHealth: “Strep Test: Throat Culture.”

Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota: “Throat Culture.”

Golisano Children’s Hospital: “Throat Culture.”

Fischbach F. , Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009. Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Brookside Press. Nursing Fundamentals, 2007.  

KidsHealth: “Strep Test: Throat Culture.”

Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota: “Throat Culture.”

Golisano Children’s Hospital: “Throat Culture.”

Fischbach F. , Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009. Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 18, 2018

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