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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2004 Sep;25(9):781-3.

Risk factors for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in a neonatal intensive care unit.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA.


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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