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How are bacterial infections diagnosed?

To diagnose a bacterial infection, doctors often collect a blood or urine sample. This will help them identify the bacteria present, and the bacterial infection is usually diagnosed based on the results of the sample. However, sometimes the diagnosis can be made based on the symptoms of illness.

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