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Risk Factors for Extended‐Spectrum Beta‐Lactamase–Producing Enterobacteriaceae in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Darren R. Linkin , MD, Neil O. Fishman , MD, Jean Baldus Patel , PhD, (D)ABMM, Jeffrey D. Merrill , MD and Ebbing Lautenbach , MD, MPH, MSCE
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 25, No. 9 (September 2004), pp. 781-783
DOI: 10.1086/502477
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/502477
Page Count: 11
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Risk Factors for Extended‐Spectrum Beta‐Lactamase–Producing Enterobacteriaceae in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
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ABSTRACT Risk factors for colonization or infection with extended‐spectrum beta‐lactamase (ESBL)–producing Enterobacteriaceae during an outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) included low gestational age and exposure to third‐generation cephalosporins. We also reviewed the existing medical literature regarding the clinical epidemiology of ESBLs in NICUs.

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