Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2000; 2(2):79-85
This review summarises the data given in medical literature and presents an attempt to elucidate the problems of post-mortem specimens analysis from microbiological point of view. It includes general recommendations for specimen collection, processing and interpretation of the microbiology results that may be useful for pathologists as well as for microbiologists. The necessity of post-mortem microbiological analysis is considered, taking into consideration pathologoanatomic examination and laboratory equipment.