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Risk Factors for Infection with Escherichia coli in Nursing Home Residents Colonized with Fluoroquinolone-Resistant E. coli

  • Sara Manning (a1), Ebbing Lautenbach (a2) (a3) (a4), Pam Tolomeo (a3) and Jennifer H. Han (a2) (a3) (a4)

Abstract

A case-control study to determine risk factors for clinical infection with Escherichia coli was conducted among nursing home residents colonized with fluoroquinolone-resistant E. coli. Among 94 subjects, 11 (12%) developed infections with E. coli. Risk factors included the presence of a urinary catheter or tracheostomy, diabetes mellitus, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole exposure.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015;00(0): 1–3

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Address correspondence to Jennifer Han, MD, MSCE, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 811 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (jennifer.han@uphs.upenn.edu).

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