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Hospital-Onset Bloodstream Infection Rates After Discontinuing Active Surveillance Cultures for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Regional Burn Center

  • Bayless E. Drum (a1), Katherine Collinsworth (a2), Brett D. Arnoldo (a3) and Pranavi V. Sreeramoju (a2) (a4)
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Address correspondence to Pranavi Sreeramoju, MD, MPH, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390-9113 (
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