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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
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Trabulsi, A.; Glover, A. M.; Reising, S. F.; Christie, Celia D.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health
Article Title
Absence of rectal colonization with vancomycin-resistant enterococci among high-risk pediatric patients
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Journal Title
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
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Date of Publication
1998
Volume ID
19
Issue ID
2
Page(s)
109-12
Language
eng
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ISSN
0899-823X
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Abstract
We prospectively surveyed for rectal colonization with vancomycin- resistant Enterococcus among 93 high-risk pediatric patients who were hospitalized at least 5 (median, 20) days. Fifty-two patients (56%) had enterococcal colonization; none had active infection with Enterococcus. All enterococci were vancomycin-susceptible (minimum inhibitory concentration < or =4 microg/mL). Associated exposures included recent antibiotics (50, 96%), surgical procedures (26, 58%), and immunosuppression (15, 29%).....
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