Colonization of intestinal microbiota with carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in paediatric intensive care units in Cairo, Egypt.

  title={Colonization of intestinal microbiota with carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in paediatric intensive care units in Cairo, Egypt.},
  author={Doaa M. Ghaith and Zeinat Kamel Mohamed and Mohamed Gamal Farahat and Walaa Aboulkasem Shahin and H. O. Mohamed},
  journal={Arab journal of gastroenterology : the official publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology},
  volume={20 1},
  • D. Ghaith, Z. K. Mohamed, +2 authors H. O. Mohamed
  • Published 4 February 2019
  • Medicine
  • Arab journal of gastroenterology : the official publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Colonized patients with carbapenamase producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are vulnerable to invasive infections from their endogenous flora. We aimed to assess faecal colonization with (CPE) among children admitted to Cairo University paediatric intensive care units (ICUs). The phenotypic and genotypic characterizations of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae were also studied. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 413 Enterobacteriaceae isolates have been isolated… Expand
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