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The Inguinal Skin: An Important Site of Colonization with Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae

  • Manuela Buehlmann (a1), Hans Fankhauser (a2), Reto Laffer (a1), Thomas Bregenzer (a1) and Andreas F. Widmer (a3)...


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