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  • 1 Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2 General Hospital, Novo Mesto, Slovenia
  • 3 Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene, University of Cologne, 50935, Cologne, Germany
  • 4 Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene, University of Cologne, Goldenfelsstr. 19-21, 50935, Köln, Germany
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Abstract

Bloodstream infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Molecular methods for the detection of pathogens in blood have been developed. The clinical utility of these methods and their integration into the clinical workflow is discussed.

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