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Colonization with Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase-Producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella Species in Long-Term Care Facility Residents

  • Ebbing Lautenbach (a1) (a2) (a3) (a4), Jennifer Han (a1), Evelyn Santana (a4), Pam Tolomeo (a3), Warren B. Bilker (a2) (a3) and Joel Maslow (a1) (a4)...

Abstract

We describe the prevalence of and risk factors for colonization with extended-spectrum (3-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-EB) in the long-term care facility (LTCF) setting. Colonization prevalence differed significantly across the 3 LTCFs evaluated in the study, with recent use of levofloxacin and fecal incontinence demonstrating borderline significant associations with ESBL-EB colonization.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012;33(3):302-304

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, 3rd Floor, Silverstein Building, Suite E, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (jennifer.han@uphs.upenn.edu)

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