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Our immune system shows a stringent dichotomy, on the one hand displaying tolerance towards commensal bacteria, but on the other hand vigorously combating pathogens. Under normal conditions the balance between flora tolerance and active immunity is maintained via a plethora of dynamic feedback mechanisms. If, however, the balancing act goes faulty, an(More)
Four clinical isolates of imipenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae were isolated from clinical patient specimens and from samples obtained from hygienic surveillance in our hospital. We examined their minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) to various types of antibiotics, detected the carbapenemases by a modified Hodge test and analyzed the genotype and(More)
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