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Clinical outcome, healthcare cost and length of hospital stay among patients with bloodstream infections and acute leukemia in a cancer center in eastern india

  • Chelsea Elizabeth Muennichow (a1), Gaurav Goel (a2), Arpita Bhattacharyya (a3), Reena Nair (a4), Mammen Chandy (a4) and Sanjay Bhattacharya (a2)...
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Author for correspondence: Dr Sanjay Bhattacharya, MD, DNB, FRCPath, Tata Medical Center, 14 Major Arterial Road (E-W), Newtown, Kolkata 700160, India. E-mail: drsanjay1970@hotmail.com

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Clinical outcome, healthcare cost and length of hospital stay among patients with bloodstream infections and acute leukemia in a cancer center in eastern india

  • Chelsea Elizabeth Muennichow (a1), Gaurav Goel (a2), Arpita Bhattacharyya (a3), Reena Nair (a4), Mammen Chandy (a4) and Sanjay Bhattacharya (a2)...
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