Sydney M. Finegold, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Although most of our attention has been directed to hospital-acquired staphylococcal disease, there is increasing evidence that gram-negative bacilli are very important causes of nosocomial infections. Many different gram-negative bacilli implicated in these infections include E. coli, Klebsiella-aerobacter, Proteus species, Pseudomonas, Salmonella, and miscellaneous other organisms in the Enterobacteriaceae. Most studies have been concerned with genito-urinary tract infections and the bactermia commonly associated with these. However, bacteremia (and endocarditis) has also been acquired following cardiac catheterization, venous cutdown, and during open heart surgery. Many other types of infections have also been noted—wound and burn infections, infected vascular grafts, pneumonia, meningitis,
Finegold SM. Hospital-Acquired Gram Negative Bacillary Infections.. Ann Intern Med. ;61:809. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-4-809_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(4):809.
Hospital Medicine, Infectious Disease.
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