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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases
Volume 2013, Article ID 369674, 4 pages
Research Article

Risk Factors Associated with Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus in Intensive Care Unit Settings in Saudi Arabia

1Internal Medicine Department/Infection Control Section, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, P.O. Box 15215, Dammam 31444, Saudi Arabia
2Specialty Internal Medicine Unit, Dhahran Health Center, Dhahran 31311, Saudi Arabia

Received 13 April 2013; Accepted 24 July 2013

Academic Editor: Mary E. Marquart

Copyright © 2013 Mahmoud Shorman and Jaffar A. Al-Tawfiq. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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