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In Japan, the prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) producers in hospital settings has shown an increasing trend. In the present study, we investigated the prevalence of the fecal carriage of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae among healthy adults. Stool samples were collected for the phenotypic and genotypic identification of ESBL-producing(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of CTX-M β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae and to study the risk factors associated with faecal carriage in asymptomatic rural Thai people. METHODS In all, 417 stool samples were obtained from rural Thai people and screened for extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) using MacConkey agar supplemented with 2(More)
The detection rate of CTX-M-type β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Japan has significantly increased. Nursing homes may be a reservoir of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Therefore, we determined the prevalence of, and risk factors associated with, fecal carriage of CTX-M-type β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae among nursing home residents. A(More)
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