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... artifacts or (bacterial) contamination. This is important to note, since especially some species of Bartonella can indeed cause persistent bacteremia. Furthermore, the petechiae are normally more likely to be related to other blood clotting issues than chronic bacterial infection, because ...

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by snowathlete
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:08 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
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I read that some cases can be asymptomatic, but perhaps something in between is unlikely? Transient bacteremia is possible in rare cases, such as sometimes with severe tooth infections that 'seep' bacteria into the blood stream. But I guess in these cases their numbers would ...

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by biohazard
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:13 am
 
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If they were coming out as the blood cells die, could that allow their presence without being bacteremia? I suppose that could allow their presence in the blood film, although technically that is bacteremia then. Nevertheless, those dots in the smear still don't quite ...

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by biohazard
Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:02 pm
 
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Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
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I dare to say those are not bacteria. It is very uncommon to see bacteria in a correctly prepared blood film. If you had such a bacteremia that you can see them in your blood film, you would most likely be in a hospital now. And I assume you are not in a hospital :) I am not in hospital ...

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by snowathlete
Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:08 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
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What do you think these are, in my blood?

I dare to say those are not bacteria. It is very uncommon to see bacteria in a correctly prepared blood film. If you had such a bacteremia that you can see them in your blood film, you would most likely be in a hospital now. And I assume you are not in a hospital :)

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by biohazard
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:38 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
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