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Volume 21, Number 10—October 2015

Electronic Public Health Registry of Extensively Drug-Resistant Organisms, Illinois, USA

William E. TrickComments to Author , Michael Y. Lin, Robynn Cheng-Leidig, Mary Driscoll, Angela S. Tang, Wei Gao, Erica Runningdeer, M. Allison Arwady, and Robert A. Weinstein
Author affiliations: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago (W.E. Trick, M.Y. Lin, R.A. Weinstein); Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, Illinois, USA (W.E. Trick, W. Gao, R.A. Weinstein); Illinois Department of Public Health, Springfield, Illinois, USA (R. Cheng-Leidig, M. Driscoll, A.S. Tang, E. Runningdeer, M.A. Arwady)

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Table 1

CRE definition used in the XDRO registry, Illinois, USA*

Enterobacteriaceae (e.g., Escherichia coli, Klebsiella spp., Enterobacter spp., Proteus spp., Citrobacter spp. Serratia spp., Morganella spp., or Providentia spp.) with 1 of the following laboratory results:
1. Molecular test (e.g., PCR) specific for carbapenemase.
2. Phenotypic test (e.g., modified Hodge) specific for carbapenemase production.
3. For E. coli and Klebsiella spp. only: nonsusceptible (intermediate or resistant) to 1 of the following carbapenems (doripenem, meropenem, or imipenem) AND resistant to ALL of the following third-generation cephalosporins tested (ceftriaxone, cefotaxime, and ceftazidime). Note: ignore ertapenem for this definition.

*As of November 1, 2013. CRE, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae; XDRO, extensively drug-resistant organism.

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