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  • Georgios Meletis (a1), Efthymia Protonotariou (a2), Dimitra Papadopoulou (a2) and Lemonia Skoura (a2)
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Address correspondence to Georgios Meletis MD, MSc, PhD, Agiou Dimitriou str. 161, 53337, Thessaloniki, Greece (meletisg@hotmail.com).

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Comment on: The Carbapenemase Menace: Do Dual Mechanisms Code for More Resistance?

  • Georgios Meletis (a1), Efthymia Protonotariou (a2), Dimitra Papadopoulou (a2) and Lemonia Skoura (a2)

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