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  1. Content type: Research

    Antibiotic resistance due to the presence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) among Enterobacteriaceae is a worldwide problem. Data from Ghana regarding this resistance mechanism is limited. This study w...

    Authors: Daniel Oduro-Mensah, Noah Obeng-Nkrumah, Evelyn Yayra Bonney, Ebenezer Oduro-Mensah, Kingsley Twum-Danso, Yaa Difie Osei and Sammy Tawiah Sackey

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:29

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    A state-wide pertussis outbreak occurred in Washington during the winter–spring months of 2012, concurrent with respiratory viral season. We compared performance characteristics of a laboratory-developed pertu...

    Authors: X. Qin, D. M. Zerr, M. P. Kronman, A. L. Adler, J. E. Berry, S. Rich, A. M. Buccat, M. Xu and J. A. Englund

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:28

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  3. Content type: Research

    Vancomycin may be inferior to β-lactams for the empiric treatment of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteremia. We compared empiric β-lactams to vancomycin to assess clinical outcomes in pat...

    Authors: Davie Wong, Titus Wong, Marc Romney and Victor Leung

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:27

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  4. Content type: Short report

    Meningitis with a negative cerebrospinal (CSF) Gram stain represents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the performance of the BioFire FilmArray® Meningitis/Encephali...

    Authors: Susan H. Wootton, Elizabeth Aguilera, Lucrecia Salazar, Andrew C. Hemmert and Rodrigo Hasbun

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:26

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  5. Content type: Short report

    Entecavir-resistance mutations are commonly induced by entecavir treatment in chronic hepatitis B patients. However, entecavir+adefovir dipivoxil+lamivudine triple-resistance mutations induced by sequential or...

    Authors: Song Yang, Huichun Xing, Qi Wang, Xiaomei Wang, Shunai Liu and Jun Cheng

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:24

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  6. Content type: Research

    Early Warning Score (EWS) is a physiological composite score of six bedside vital parameters, routinely used in UK hospitals. We evaluated the prognostic ability of EWS in Gram-negative bacteraemia causing sep...

    Authors: Mahableshwar Albur, Fergus Hamilton and Alasdair P. MacGowan

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:23

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  7. Content type: Research

    To assess the effect of fidaxomicin and vancomycin on Clostridium difficile toxins and correlation with clinical and microbiologic outcomes.

    Authors: Abrar K. Thabit, M. Jahangir Alam, Mohammed Khaleduzzaman, Kevin W. Garey and David P. Nicolau

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:22

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  8. Content type: Research

    The Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) guidelines are the most popular breakpoint guidelines used in antimicrobial suscep...

    Authors: Ali Kassim, Geoffrey Omuse, Zul Premji and Gunturu Revathi

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:21

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  9. Content type: Research

    Enterobacteriaceae are among the most common pathogens that are responsible for serious community-acquired, hospital-acquired, and health-care associated infections. The emergence and ...

    Authors: Irmak Baran and Neriman Aksu

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:20

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  10. Content type: Research

    Pooled data from two large registries, Cubicin® Outcomes Registry and Experience (CORE; USA) and European Cubicin® Outcomes Registry and Experience (EU-CORE; Europe, Latin America, and Asia), were analyzed to det...

    Authors: R. Andrew Seaton, Armando Gonzalez-Ruiz, Kerry O. Cleveland, Kimberly A. Couch, Rashidkhan Pathan and Kamal Hamed

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:18

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  11. Content type: Research

    Fresh vegetables are considered as vital nutrients of a healthy diet as they supply the body with essential supplements. The consumption of raw vegetables is the main way for transmission of intestinal parasit...

    Authors: Mona Ali Mohamed, Emmanuel Edwar Siddig, Arwa Hassan Elaagip, Ali Mahmoud Mohammed Edris and Awad Ahmed Nasr

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:17

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  12. Content type: Short report

    Tigecycline (TIG) is an antibiotic belonging to the glycylcyclines class and appears to be a good choice to fight infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus. To date, TIG exhibits good activity against this micro...

    Authors: Melina Herrera, Sabrina Di Gregorio, Silvina Fernandez, Graciela Posse, Marta Mollerach and José Di Conza

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:15

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Community-onset candidemia constitute a distinct clinical entity the incidence of which is increasing. Contribution of non-albicans Candida species is rising.

    Authors: Laurène Deconinck, Agnès Meybeck, Maxime Pradier, Pierre Patoz, Hugues Melliez and Eric Senneville

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:14

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  14. Content type: Short report

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the most common nosocomial pathogen, notorious for its multidrug resistance and causes life threatening infections. Carbapenems were considered as the last resor...

    Authors: Agila K. Pragasam, M. Raghanivedha, Shalini Anandan and Balaji Veeraraghavan

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:12

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  15. Content type: Research

    In the present study, our objective was to evaluate and compare the clinical and microbiological results in patients receiving systemic and systemic plus inhaled colistin therapy due to nosocomial pneumonia (N...

    Authors: Tuna Demirdal, Ummu Sena Sari and Salih Atakan Nemli

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:11

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  16. Content type: Research

    In the past decade, the carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) have been reported worldwide. Emergence of carbapenemase-producing strains among Enterobacteriaceae has been a challenge for treatment of c...

    Authors: Rui Zheng, Qian Zhang, Yidan Guo, Yue Feng, Li Liu, Amei Zhang, Yue Zhao, Xiaoyu Yang and Xueshan Xia

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:10

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  17. Content type: Short report

    Staphylococcus aureus is characterized by its pathogenicity and high prevalence, causing disease in both healthy and immunocompromised individuals due to its easy dissemination. This f...

    Authors: Camila Sena Martins de Souza, Carlos Magno Castelo Branco Fortaleza, Claudia Lima Witzel, Mônica Silveira, Mariana Fávero Bonesso, Silvio Alencar Marques and Maria de Lourdes Ribeiro de Souza da Cunha

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:9

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  18. Content type: Research

    Neonatal sepsis caused by multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria has been reported in different parts of the world. It is a major threat to neonatal care, carrying a high rate of morbidity and mortality. W...

    Authors: Manar Al-lawama, Haytham Aljbour, Asma Tanash and Eman Badran

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:8

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  19. Content type: Research

    Staphylococcus aureus is one of the causes of both community and healthcare-associated bacteremia. The attributable mortality of S. aureus bacteremia (SAB) is still higher and predicto...

    Authors: Mesut Yilmaz, Nazif Elaldi, İlker İnanç Balkan, Ferhat Arslan, Ayşe Alga Batırel, Mustafa Zahir Bakıcı, Mustafa Gokhan Gozel, Sevil Alkan, Aygül Doğan Çelik, Meltem Arzu Yetkin, Hürrem Bodur, Melda Sınırtaş, Halis Akalın, Fatma Aybala Altay, İrfan Şencan, Emel Azak…

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:7

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  20. Content type: Research

    Recently, new carbapenemases in Enterobacteriaceae strains and non-fermentative gram-negative bacilli have been reported. The New Delhi metallo‐β‐lactamase-1 (NDM-1) is a major problem around the world. The pu...

    Authors: Oguz Karabay, Mustafa Altindis, Mehmet Koroglu, Onur Karatuna, Özlem Akkaya Aydemir and Ali Fuat Erdem

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:6

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  21. Content type: Research

    Antibiotic resistance in bacteria leads to massive health problems. Incidence of carbapenem and multidrug resistance in Gram-negative bacteria are increasing globally and turn out to be a very urgent challenge...

    Authors: B. Ghebremedhin, A. Halstenbach, M. Smiljanic, M. Kaase and P. Ahmad-Nejad

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:5

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  22. Content type: Research

    Community acquired infections due to extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) had been increased. The fecal flora of children in the community represents a huge potential reservoir ...

    Authors: S. M. Hijazi, M. A. Fawzi, F. M. Ali and K. H. Abd El Galil

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:3

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  23. Content type: Research

    Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Enteritidis (S. Enteritidis) is one of the most prevalent Salmonella serotypes that cause gastroenteritis worldwide and the most prevalent s...

    Authors: Yao Liu, Xiaolu Shi, Yinghui Li, Qiongcheng Chen, Min Jiang, Wanli Li, Yaqun Qiu, Yiman Lin, Yixiang Jiang, Biao Kan, Qun Sun and Qinghua Hu

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:4

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  24. Content type: Research

    Despite the high clinical standing of Helicobacter pylori, its exact routes of transmission and origin have not been determined. Based on the contentious hypothesis, foods play an important roles in the transmiss...

    Authors: Behsan Hemmatinezhad, Hassan Momtaz and Ebrahim Rahimi

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:2

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  25. Content type: Research

    Carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (CPKP) strains have emerged as a major problem for healthcare systems. The aim of this study was to determine the circulating clones and analyze the clinical and mole...

    Authors: Li Cheng, Xiao-Li Cao, Zhi-Feng Zhang, Ming-zhe Ning, Xue-Jing Xu, Wanqing Zhou, Jun-Hao Chen, Jin-hua Zhang, Han Shen and Kui Zhang

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:1

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  26. Content type: Short report

    Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a major cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea. Given an increasing CDI incidence and global spread of epidemic ribotypes, a 1-year study was...

    Authors: Jiri Drabek, Otakar Nyc, Marcela Krutova, Jan Stovicek, Jana Matejkova and Radan Keil

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:55

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  27. Content type: Research

    Leptospirosis is a common zoonotic infection in the world. In patients with leptospirosis, in case of presence of Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS), clinical and laboratory findings can be mistake...

    Authors: Hava Yilmaz, Vedat Turhan, Kadriye Kart Yasar, Mustafa Hatipoglu, Mustafa Sunbul and Hakan Leblebicioglu

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:54

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  28. Content type: Research

    The Tigecycline Evaluation and Surveillance Trial (T.E.S.T) is a global antimicrobial surveillance study of both gram-positive and gram-negative organisms. This report presents data on antimicrobial susceptibi...

    Authors: Rayo Morfin-Otero, Eduardo Rodriguez Noriega and Michael J. Dowzicky

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:53

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  29. Content type: Research

    We have identified a novel class 1 integron (1503 bp), named In671 in a clinical Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolate. Integron sequence analysis revealed two gene cassettes, one coding for a new OXA-type β-lactamase d...

    Authors: R. Krasauskas, D. Labeikytė, A. Markuckas, J. Povilonis, J. Armalytė, R. Plančiūnienė, P. Kavaliauskas and E. Sužiedėlienė

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:52

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  30. Content type: Short report

    Carbapenem resistance among the Enterobacteriaceae is a serious healthcare challenge. bla IMI is a carbapenemase gene mediating resistance to carbapenems but has not been commonly found...

    Authors: Liang Huang, Xiaohui Wang, Yu Feng, Yi Xie, Liping Xie and Zhiyong Zong

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:51

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  31. Content type: Short report

    The diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis is challenging. It is unclear whether galactomannan (GM) results from bronchial wash (BW) and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples differ in a clinically meani...

    Authors: Mahnaz Taremi, Michael E. Kleinberg, Elizabeth W. Wang, Bruce L. Gilliam and Patrick A. Ryscavage

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:50

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  32. Content type: Research

    This study assessed novel approach of using highly lytic phages against methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) biofilms with and without biofil...

    Authors: Ahmed Sahib Abdulamir, Sabah A. A. Jassim, Rand R. Hafidh and Fatimah Abu Bakar

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:49

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  33. Content type: Research

    Secondary peritonitis requires surgical source control and adequate antimicrobial treatment. Antimicrobial regimens are usually selected according to local susceptibility data of individual pathogens against ...

    Authors: Cathérine L. Steinbach, Christoph Töpper, Thomas Adam and Martin G. Kees

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:48

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  34. Content type: Research

    Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistant to antituberculosis drugs is an increasingly common clinical problem. This study aimed to evaluate drug resistance profiles of TBM isola...

    Authors: Seniha Senbayrak, Nuri Ozkutuk, Hakan Erdem, Isik Somuncu Johansen, Rok Civljak, Ayse Seza Inal, Uner Kayabas, Ebru Kursun, Nazif Elaldi, Branislava Savic, Soline Simeon, Emel Yilmaz, Olga Dulovic, Derya Ozturk-Engin, Nurgul Ceran, Botond Lakatos…

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:47

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  35. Content type: Research

    The spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) is a great problem of healthcare worldwide. Study of the spread for bla OXA-48-like genes coding epidemically significant ...

    Authors: Nadezhda K. Fursova, Eugeny I. Astashkin, Anastasia I. Knyazeva, Nikolay N. Kartsev, Ekaterina S. Leonova, Olga N. Ershova, Irina A. Alexandrova, Natalia V. Kurdyumova, Svetlana Yu. Sazikina, Nikolay V. Volozhantsev, Edward A. Svetoch and Ivan A. Dyatlov

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:46

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  36. Content type: Review

    As recently indiscriminate abuse of existing antibiotics in both clinical and veterinary treatment leads to proliferation of antibiotic resistance in microbes and poses a dilemma for the future treatment of su...

    Authors: Yang Deng, Xuerui Bao, Lili Ji, Lei Chen, Junyan Liu, Jian Miao, Dingqiang Chen, Huawei Bian, Yanmei Li and Guangchao Yu

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:45

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  37. Content type: Research

    Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is increasing worldwide. Antibiotic-resistant strains can lead to serious problems regarding treatment of infection. Carbapenem antibiotics are the final treatment option fo...

    Authors: Kazım Sahin, Ayse Tekin, Sule Ozdas, Demet Akin, Hande Yapislar, Aziz Ramazan Dilek and Emine Sonmez

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:44

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  38. Content type: Research

    Bacillus cereus is one of the pathogens causing nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSIs). However, few reports have documented the antimicrobial susceptibility and clinical characteris...

    Authors: Mahoko Ikeda, Yuka Yagihara, Keita Tatsuno, Mitsuhiro Okazaki, Shu Okugawa and Kyoji Moriya

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:43

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  39. Content type: Research

    This study determined the antibiotic susceptibility profile and genetic mechanisms of β-lactam resistance in 27 clinical strains of Acinetobacter baumannii isolated at the University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerl...

    Authors: Abdessalam Cherkaoui, Stéphane Emonet, Gesuele Renzi and Jacques Schrenzel

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:42

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  40. Content type: Research

    Acinetobacter has gained importance as a multi-drug resistant and hence a difficult to treat pathogen. This study was done to characterize our isolates with respect to drug resistance and presence of beta-lact...

    Authors: Dabet Rynga, Malini Shariff and Monorama Deb

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:40

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  41. Content type: Research

    Persistence of antibiotic resistant bacteria, including multidrug resistant (MDR) pseudomonads, is an important environmental health problem associated with drinking water distribution systems (DWDS) worldwide...

    Authors: Ayodele T. Adesoji, Adeniyi A. Ogunjobi and Isaac O. Olatoye

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:39

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  42. Content type: Research

    Acinetobacter baumannii is a common opportunistic pathogen that causes major nosocomial infections in hospitals. In this study, we hypothesized a high prevalence of A. baumanni ESBL (e...

    Authors: Essam J. Alyamani, Mohamed A. Khiyami, Rayan Y. Booq, Basel M. Alnafjan, Musaad A. Altammami and Fayez S. Bahwerth

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:38

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  43. Content type: Research

    Integrons play important role in the spread and maintenance of antimicrobial resistance among strains of Escherichia coli (E. coli) and other species of Enterobacteriaceae. This study investigated the prevalence ...

    Authors: Elahe Tajbakhsh, Faham Khamesipour, Reza Ranjbar and Ifeoma Chinyere Ugwu

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:37

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  44. Content type: Research

    Polyhexamethylene guanidine phosphate (PHMG-P) belongs to the polymeric guanidine family of biocides and contains a phosphate group, which may confer better solubility, a detoxifying effect and may change the ...

    Authors: A Vitt, A Sofrata, V Slizen, R V Sugars, A Gustafsson, E I Gudkova, L A Kazeko, P Ramberg and K Buhlin

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:36

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  45. Content type: Research

    Antibiotic resistance genes [ARGs] in aquatic systems have drawn increasing attention they could be transferred horizontally to pathogenic bacteria. Water treatment plants (WTPs) are intended to provide qualit...

    Authors: Ayodele. T. Adesoji, Adeniyi. A. Ogunjobi, Isaac. O. Olatoye and Douglas. R. Douglas

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:35

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:41