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Outbreak of Serratia marcescens bacteremia in pediatric patients epidemiologically linked to pre-filled heparin flushes

  • Kelly West (a1), Sarah Janelle (a2), Kyle Schutz (a2), Stacey Hamilton (a1), Kristin Mayo (a2), Mary Kate Cichon (a2), Ann-Christine Nyquist (a1) (a3), Wendy M. Bamberg (a2) and Samuel R. Dominguez (a1) (a3)...
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Author for correspondence: Kelly West, E-mail: Kelly.west@childrenscolorado.org

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Outbreak of Serratia marcescens bacteremia in pediatric patients epidemiologically linked to pre-filled heparin flushes

  • Kelly West (a1), Sarah Janelle (a2), Kyle Schutz (a2), Stacey Hamilton (a1), Kristin Mayo (a2), Mary Kate Cichon (a2), Ann-Christine Nyquist (a1) (a3), Wendy M. Bamberg (a2) and Samuel R. Dominguez (a1) (a3)...

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