Can bacterial load or CT values be used to determine if a microbe should be considered as an infection vs colonization? An interesting article discusses these points.



  1. C.C. Tam, V. Offeddu, K.B. Anderson, A.L. Weg, L.R. Macareo, D.W. Ellison, R. Rangsin, S. Fernandez, R.V. Gibbons, I. Yoon, and S. Simasathien, "Association between semi-quantitative microbial load and respiratory symptoms among Thai military recruits: a prospective cohort study", BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 18, 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3358-4