Emergence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in community hospitals throughout North Carolina: a harbinger of a wider problem in the United States?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Community-onset urinary tract infections due to extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli have become increasingly common worldwide but have been considered to be uncommon infections in the United States. We report the emergence and subsequent rapid increase in the incidence of these infections in community hospitals throughout North Carolina since 2006.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Freeman, JT; Sexton, DJ; Anderson, DJ

Published Date

  • July 15, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 2

Start / End Page

  • e30 - e32

PubMed ID

  • 19522654

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-6591

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/600046


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States