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Orientia tsutsugamushi, which requires specialized facilities for culture, is a substantial cause of disease in Asia. We demonstrate that O. tsutsugamushi numbers increased for up to 5 days in conventional hemocultures. Performing such a culture step before molecular testing could increase the sensitivity of O. tsutsugamushi molecular diagnosis.

Original publication

DOI

10.3201/eid2208.151259

Type

Journal article

Journal

Emerg Infect Dis

Publication Date

08/2016

Volume

22

Pages

1460 - 1463

Keywords

Lao, Laos, Orientia tsutsugamushi, Rickettsia spp., bacteria, blood culture, culture, diagnostic, hemoculture, molecular diagnostic, scrub typhus, Bacteriological Techniques, Blood Specimen Collection, Coculture Techniques, Culture Media, Humans, Orientia tsutsugamushi