Flashcards in Medical Microbiology Deck (3)
What is the significance if discovering a pathogen in a sterile site of the body rather than a non-sterile part?
Pathogens are not supposed to be found in sterile sites, therefore the pathogen must be taken more seriously.
List some sterile and non-sterile parts of the body
Sterile - blood/CSF/lung
Non-sterile - skin/urethra/gut