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J Clin Microbiol. 2013 May;51(5):1614-6. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00589-13. Epub 2013 Mar 13.

Nasopharyngeal carriage of Klebsiella pneumoniae and other Gram-negative bacilli in pneumonia-prone age groups in Semarang, Indonesia.

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Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia. helmia_farida@yahoo.com

Abstract

Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) cause many cases of pneumonia in Indonesia. We investigated nasopharyngeal carriage of GNB in Semarang, Indonesia. Klebsiella pneumoniae carriage in adults (15%) was higher than in children (7%) (P = 0.004), while that of other GNB was comparable. Poor food and water hygiene are determinants of carriage of these bacteria.

PMID:
23486716
PMCID:
PMC3647929
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.00589-13
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