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Environmental Exposure to Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii as a Risk Factor for Patient Acquisition of A. baumannii

  • Rossana Rosa (a1), Kristopher L. Arheart (a2) (a3), Dennise Depascale (a4), Timothy Cleary (a5), Daniel H. Kett (a1), Nicholas Namias (a4) (a6) (a7), Louis Pizano (a4) (a6), Yovanit Fajardo-Aquino (a4) and L. Silvia Munoz-Price (a1) (a2) (a6) (a7)...

Abstract

We aimed to determine the association between environmental exposure to carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii and the subsequent risk of acquiring this organism. Patients exposed to a contaminated hospital environment had 2.77 times the risk of acquiring carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii than did unexposed patients (relative risk, 2.77 [95% confidence interval, 1.50–5.13]; P = .002).

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