Prevalence of fecal carriage of extended-spectrum- and metallo-β-lactamase-producing gram-negative bacteria among neonates born in a hospital setting in central Saudi Arabia.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Commensal neonatal fecal flora constitute a reservoir of antibiotic resistance. The aim of this study was to characterize the prevalence of fecal carriage of extended spectrum beta lactamases (ESBLs) and carbapenemase producing gram-negative bacteria among 150 neonates who were born in two hospitals in central Saudi Arabia… (More)
DOI: 10.5144/0256-4947.2015.240

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