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Stool Colonization of Healthcare Workers With Selected Resistant Bacteria

  • Yehuda Carmeli, Lata Venkataraman, Paola C. DeGirolami, Deborah A. Lichtenberg, Adolf W. Karchmer and Matthew H. Samore...

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We examined the carriage of selected resistant bacteria in the stools of healthcare workers who provided direct patient care. Neither vancomycin-resistant enterococci, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, nor Clostridium difficile was recovered from the 55 stool specimens collected. A ceftazidime-resistant Citrobacter freundii was isolated from one specimen. We conclude that the stool of healthcare workers is colonized infrequently with these resistant organisms

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1 Deaconess Rd, Boston, MA 02215

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Stool Colonization of Healthcare Workers With Selected Resistant Bacteria

  • Yehuda Carmeli, Lata Venkataraman, Paola C. DeGirolami, Deborah A. Lichtenberg, Adolf W. Karchmer and Matthew H. Samore...

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