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Journal of Pathogens
Volume 2013, Article ID 936864, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/936864
Research Article

Evaluation of Central Venous Catheter Associated Blood Stream Infections: A Microbiological Observational Study

1Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Karnataka 576104, India
2Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Karnataka 576104, India
3Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Karnataka 576104, India

Received 28 March 2013; Accepted 11 June 2013

Academic Editor: Timothy J. Johnson

Copyright © 2013 Vinay Khanna et al. 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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