Tip of the iceberg? The emergence of antibiotic-resistant organisms in the IBD population

Geoffrey C. Nguyen

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Abstract

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients have risk factors for acquisition of antibiotic-resistant organisms such as MRSA. In a recent study, wehave shown a rising prevalence of MRSA infection among hospitalized IBD patients. This population is at increased risk of infection and its associated mortality. These findings underscore the need for infection control measures in the hospital setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalGut Microbes
Volume3
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Hospitalization
  • IBD
  • MRSA
  • Mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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