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My daughter 5 years having fever and cough since one month

My daughter 5 years having fever and cough since one month and medicine had given including antibiotic medicines like augmentine and injuction gentamicine. But still having fever some times. Done TB test, it is negative. Now bood given for culture. Doctor , from blood culture what all things we can find?
Asked On : Fri, 14 Jan 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, Welcome to Healthcare Magic, Blood culture is done to grow disease causing Bacteria
and identify them and at the same time sensitivity to different Anti Microbials are tested.

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Answered: Fri, 14 Jan 2011
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Pediatrician Dr. Kamlesh Verma's  Response
Blood culture is usually done to grow Bacteria, & some time to find out fungus or virus
and identify them and at the same time sensitivity to Anti Microbials are tested. it usually done in severe sickness or whenever there is no response by regularly used medicine.
u shoul go for widal test also.
Answered: Thu, 20 Jan 2011
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Is there anything to afraid or not
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Is we can recognize any other serious disease from that reports?
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General & Family Physician Dr. Raju A.T's  Response
Hi,

Welcome to Healthcaremagic Forum,

The culture and sensitivity test is to grow the bacteria/fungus causing the disease .The samples are selected based on the system involved , i mean if patient has cough then sputum is taken and if burning urination then urine is taken as the sample and the bacteria isolated. In some cases where the sample fails to grow the infecting bacteria then blood is take as sample .The theory is simple , as the blood moves all over the entire body the possible infecting bacteria or the fungus can be isolated and the sensitivity tests show which antibiotics will kill the bacteria better and put on the patient.

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