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General Concepts in Bacterial Infection

The main systemic signs and symptoms of severe bacterial infection are fever and weakness. The most characteristic laboratory finding is leukocytosis, with an increase in number and immaturity of the neutrophils. However, in proven infection sometimes leukocytosis may be minimal or even absent, and occasionally fever may be minimal or may not be present (page […]

Infections Transmitted by Transfusion

Bacterial infection from contaminated blood or blood products is rare as long as continuous adequate refrigeration is provided. Platelets are especially apt to develop bacterial growth when stored at room temperature. The spirochetes of syphilis usually die after refrigerated storage for 4-5 days. Malaria could be transmitted in blood from infected travelers or immigrants from […]