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Growing Prevalence of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis in the Region with the Highest Prevalence of Vancomycin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

  • Kayoko Hayakawa (a1), Dror Marchaim (a1), Celine Vidaillac (a1) (a2), Paul Lephart (a3), Jason M. Pogue (a4), Bharath Sunkara (a1), Harikrishna Kotra (a1), Asma Hasan (a1), Maryann Shango (a1), Yashwanth Yerramalla (a1), Adedayo M. Osunlana (a1), Teena Chopra (a1), Sorabh Dhar (a1), Hossein Salimnia (a3) (a5), Michael J. Rybak (a1) (a2) and Keith S. Kaye (a1)...

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Division of Infectious Diseases, 5 Hudson, Harper University Hospital, 3990 John R Street, Detroit, MI 48201 (khayakaw@med.wayne.edu)

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Growing Prevalence of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis in the Region with the Highest Prevalence of Vancomycin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

  • Kayoko Hayakawa (a1), Dror Marchaim (a1), Celine Vidaillac (a1) (a2), Paul Lephart (a3), Jason M. Pogue (a4), Bharath Sunkara (a1), Harikrishna Kotra (a1), Asma Hasan (a1), Maryann Shango (a1), Yashwanth Yerramalla (a1), Adedayo M. Osunlana (a1), Teena Chopra (a1), Sorabh Dhar (a1), Hossein Salimnia (a3) (a5), Michael J. Rybak (a1) (a2) and Keith S. Kaye (a1)...

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