A multinational survey of risk factors for infection with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing enterobacteriaceae in nonhospitalized patients

Ronen Ben-Ami, Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Hande Arslan, Johann D D Pitout, Claudine Quentin, Esther S Calbo, Ozlem K Azap, Corinne Arpin, Alvaro Pascual, David M Livermore, Javier Garau, Yehuda Carmeli

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Infections caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae are increasing in frequency and are associated with high mortality rates. Circulation of CTX-M-type ESBLs in the community is of particular concern, because it may confound standard infection-control measures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-690
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2009


  • Community-Acquired Infections
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Enterobacteriaceae Infections
  • Female
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Prevalence
  • ROC Curve
  • Risk Factors
  • World Health
  • beta-Lactam Resistance
  • beta-Lactamases

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