Imaging Enterobacteriaceae infection in vivo with 18F-fluorodeoxysorbitol positron emission tomography

  title={Imaging Enterobacteriaceae infection in vivo with 18F-fluorodeoxysorbitol positron emission tomography},
  author={Edward A. Weinstein and Alvaro A Ordonez and Vincent P DeMarco and Allison M. Murawski and Supriya Pokkali and Elizabeth M. MacDonald and Mariah H. Klunk and Ronnie C. Mease and Martin G. Pomper and Sanjay K Jain},
  journal={Science Translational Medicine},
The Enterobacteriaceae are a family of rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria that normally inhabit the gastrointestinal tract and are the most common cause of Gram-negative bacterial infections in humans. In addition to causing serious multidrug-resistant, hospital-acquired infections, a number of Enterobacteriaceae species are also recognized as biothreat pathogens. As a consequence, new tools are urgently needed to specifically identify and localize infections due to Enterobacteriaceae and to… CONTINUE READING
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