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Epidemiology and Clinical Features of Community-Onset Acinetobacter baumannii Infections

  • Seung Ji Kang (a1) (a2), Cheol-In Kang (a1), So Yeon Park (a1), Young Eun Ha (a1), Eun-Jeong Joo (a1), Doo Ryeon Chung (a1), Kyong Ran Peck (a1), Nam Yong Lee (a3) and Jae-Hoon Song (a1)...


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Division of Infectious Diseases, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Irwon-ro 81, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-710, Republic of Korea, (


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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
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