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Risk factors for gastrointestinal tract colonization with extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species in hospitalized patients

Jennifer H Han, Irving Nachamkin, Theoklis E Zaoutis, Susan E Coffin, Darren R Linkin, Neil O Fishman, Mark G Weiner, Baofeng Hu, Pam Tolomeo, Ebbing Lautenbach
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2012, 33 (12): 1242-5
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We describe the prevalence of and risk factors for colonization with extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species (ESBL-EK) in hospitalized patients. The prevalence of colonization with ESBL-EK was 2.6%. Colonization was associated with cirrhosis, longer duration of hospital stay prior to surveillance, and prior exposure to clindamycin or meropenem.

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