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Table 3 Clinical and laboratory details of patients with presumptive false positive results

From: In-depth analysis of T2Bacteria positive results in patients with concurrent negative blood culture: a case series

DemographicsAge range, GenderBrief History of present illnessT2Bacteria resultOther (+) culture with other than T2-detected pathogen within 21 daysAntibiotics used/Activity against T2 detected bacteriumRelevant Radiologic FindingsDischarge Diagnosis
Patient 16> 65, FNausea, vomiting, imbalance and blurry vision. No signs of infection. A TTE performed on day 4 showed a mobile echo-density on the aortic valve which was consistent with Lambl’s excrescence or vegetation and prompted BCs.E. coliNoNoneMRI brain: Large acute infarct in the right cerebral hemisphere.Stroke
Patient 1750–64, FPatient with abdominal pain and melenaE. coliCutibacterium acnesNoneAbdomen CT: pancreatitis with multiple pseudocystsAlcohol-induced acute pancreatitis with pancreatic pseudocyst.
Patient 1850–64, M2 days PTA patient visited the ED for traumatic shoulder injury and BC was received. Admitted because BC yielded CoNS.E. coliNoNoneMusculoskeletal shoulder injury
Patient 1918–49, MHIV positive on HAART treatment. (last CD4 was 450 cells/mm3) presents febrile (up to 38.8 °C) after status epilepticus.P. aeruginosaNoCRO, VAN/ NoNormal CT and MRI of the brainSeizure Disorder
Patient 2018–49, F3 days of diffuse body rash, fever (40.4 °C) and headache.P. aeruginosaNoFEP, VAN, DOX/ Yes (FEP-96%)Undiagnosed/ Possible Q Fever, Parvovirus B19, Toxoplasmosis
Patient 6> 65, MFever, dysuria, sepsisP. aeruginosaaNoCIP/ Yes (CIP-85%)Pyelonephritis
  1. aT2Bacteria detected 2 targeted organisms in the sample of this patient. Please also see Table 1
  2. BC Blood Culture, CIP Ciprofloxacin, CRO Ceftriaxone, CoNS Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus, CX culture, DOX Doxycycline, F Female, FEP Cefepime, HAART Highly active antiretroviral therapy, M Male, MSSA Methicillin susceptible S. aureus, PTA prior to admission, T2/BC T2 sample and the “companion” blood culture, TTE Transthoracic echocardiogram, UCX urine culture, VAN Vancomycin