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Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Nov 15;45(10):1347-50. Epub 2007 Oct 16.

Patient-to-patient transmission is important in extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae acquisition.

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Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA. aharris@epi.umaryland.edu

Abstract

We performed a prospective cohort study to quantify the number of cases of patient-to-patient transmission of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella species on perianal surveillance culture. Among 27 patients who acquired Klebsiella pneumoniae infection, 14 had infections (52%) that were due to patient-to-patient transmission, and 6 (22%) had a subsequent positive extended-spectrum beta-lactamase clinical culture results.

PMID:
17968833
DOI:
10.1086/522657
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