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Risk Factors for Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • Darren R. Linkin (a1), Neil O. Fishman (a1), Jean Baldus Patel (a2), Jeffrey D. Merrill (a3) and Ebbing Lautenbach (a1)...


Risk factors for colonization or infection with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae during an outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) included low gestational age and exposure to third-generation cephalosporins. We also reviewed the existing medical literature regarding the clinical epidemiology of ESBLs in NICUs.


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Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Pennsylvania, 502 Johnson Pavilion, MC 6073, Philadelphia, PA 19104


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