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Likelihood of persistent carriage of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii on readmission in previously identified carriers

  • Amir Nutman (a1) (a2), Anat Lerner (a2), Noga Fallach (a2), David Schwartz (a2) and Yehuda Carmeli (a1) (a2)...


Patients with carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii-positive clinical cultures during a prior hospitalization were screened using high sensitivity methods upon first readmission. Of 38 patients, 31.6% screened positive; 42% screened positive within 2 months from discharge, and 14% screened positive more than 5 months from discharge. Carriage was persistent up to 285 days.


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