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  • Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, Volume 31, Issue 12
  • December 2010, pp. 1286-1289

Current Definitions of Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infection Is the Emperor Wearing Clothes?

  • Daniel J. Sexton (a1), Luke F. Chen (a1) and Deverick J. Anderson (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/657583
  • Published online: 01 January 2015
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