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Association of National Healthcare Safety Network–Defined Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections With Alternate Sources of Fever

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 June 2015

Surbhi Leekha*
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Michael Anne Preas
University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Joan Hebden
Wolters Kluwer Health, Madison, Wisconsin
Address correspondence to Surbhi Leekha, MBBS, MPH, 110 S. Paca St, 6th Fl, Baltimore, MD 21201 (


Presented in part: 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America; Dallas, Texas; April 1–4, 2011.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015;36(10):1236–1238

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© 2015 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved 

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