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Predictors for Rectal Carriage of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Purpose:

To identify a patient who is a persistent carrier of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae at hospital admission using criteria of Schechner et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

risk factors, clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

A41, G00.9, J15.6

Description:

Schechner et al identified a number of factors that can help to identify a patient who continues to be a rectal carrier of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). A carrier of CRE is a high risk patient who requires special handling to avoid transmission ot other patients. The authors are from Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

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