Prevalence and Drug Susceptibility of Pathogens Causing Bloodstream Infections in Northern Italy: A Two-Year Study in 16 Hospitals

@article{Luzzaro2002PrevalenceAD,
  title={Prevalence and Drug Susceptibility of Pathogens Causing Bloodstream Infections in Northern Italy: A Two-Year Study in 16 Hospitals},
  author={Francesco Luzzaro and E F Vigan{\`o} and Daniela Fossati and Adriano Grossi and A. Sala and C. Sturla and Mariella Saudelli and Antonio Toniolo and Amcli Lombardia Hospital Infections Study Group},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={21},
  pages={849-855}
}
Abstract. [] Key Result Overall, 2,924 microorganisms causing significant bacteremia were collected. The most frequent isolates were Escherichia coli (n=663; 22.7%), Staphylococcus aureus (n=534; 18.3%), Staphylococcus epidermidis (n=242; 8.2%), and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (n=176; 6.0%). Unlike Escherichia coli, which was usually acquired from the community, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa were usually acquired in hospitals.
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