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The urine culture of my female patient with urgency is growing Lactobacillus spp. Should I treat it? – Pearls4Peers
What is the significance of teardrop cells (dacrocytes) on the peripheral smear of my patient with newly-discovered pancytopenia? – Pearls4Peers
What does an “indeterminate” result in QuantiFERON Gold in-Tube test for latent tuberculosis really mean? – Pearls4Peers
Why is serum AST levels generally higher than ALT in alcohol-induced liver injury? – Pearls4Peers
What’s causing an isolated GGT elevation in my patient with an abnormal alkaline phosphatase on her routine admission lab? – Pearls4Peers
How should I interpret the growth of “normal respiratory flora” from sputum of my patient with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)? – Pearls4Peers
Is meropenem a good choice of antibiotic for treatment of my patient’s intraabdominal infection involving enterococci? – Pearls4Peers
Is iron therapy contraindicated in my patient with active infection? – Pearls4Peers
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