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Volume 23, Number 1—January 2017
Letter

Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens in Hospitalized Syrian Children

Diana Faour Kassem, Yoav Hoffmann, Naama Shahar, Smadar Ocampo, Liora Salomon, Zeev Zonis, and Daniel GlikmanComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Galilee Medical Center, Nahariya, Israel (D. Faour Kassem, Y. Hoffmann, N. Shahar, S. Ocampo, L. Salomon, Z. Zonis, D. Glikman); Bar-Ilan University, Safed, Israel (Y. Hoffmann, D. Glikman)

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Carriage of MDR pathogens from 5 pathogen groups in 107 Syrian children treated at Galilee Medical Center, Nahariya, Israel, March 2013–February 2016. Of 128 children included in the study, 29 had been previously reported (2); all MDR carriage rate calculations are based on the 107 children for whom screening cultures for all 5 pathogen groups were performed. A. baumannii, Acinetobacter baumannii; CRE, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae; E. coli, Escherichia coli; ESBL, extended-spectrum β-

Figure. Carriage of MDR pathogens from 5 pathogen groups in 107 Syrian children treated at Galilee Medical Center, Nahariya, Israel, March 2013–February 2016. Of 128 children included in the study, 29 had been previously reported (2); all MDR carriage rate calculations are based on the 107 children for whom screening cultures for all 5 pathogen groups were performed. A. baumannii, Acinetobacter baumannii; CRE, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae; E. coli, Escherichia coli; ESBL, extended-spectrum β-lactamase–producing Enterobacteriaceae; MDR, multidrug resistant; MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; NDM, New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase; OXA, oxacillinase; VRE, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus.

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