"Bone cultures are extremely important in the diagnosis and management of bone infections. The value of bone biopsies lies in obtaining accurate microbiological data and susceptibility profiles. Ideally, these cultures should be obtained before initiation of antimicrobials. In clinically stable patients without concerns for sepsis or other urgent indications for antimicrobial therapy, antimicrobials can be withheld until a good bone sample for culture is obtained."
Am J Hosp Med 2019 July;3(3):2019.012 https://doi.org/10.24150/ajhm/2019.012
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