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Criteria of Paterson and Doi for a Gram-Negative Bacillus Showing Extreme Drug Resistance (XDR)

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Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

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Paterson and Doi described extreme drug resistance (XDR) in Gram-negative bacteria. This is antibiotic resistance beyond panresistance, indicating an organism for which there may be few if any therapeutic options. The authors are from the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Queensland and Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in Brisbane, Australia.

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