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What Is the Source of Bloodstream Infection due to Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci in Persons with Mucosal Barrier Injury?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 May 2016

Mini Kamboj*
Affiliation:
Infection Control Program, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York Infectious Diseases Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Rachel Blair
Affiliation:
Infection Control Program, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Natalie Bell
Affiliation:
Infection Control Program, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Janet Sun
Affiliation:
Infection Control Program, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York Infectious Diseases Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Janet Eagan
Affiliation:
Infection Control Program, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Kent Sepkowitz
Affiliation:
Infection Control Program, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York Infectious Diseases Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
*
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065 (kambojm@mskcc.org)
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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2014

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