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Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Infection
- Urinary tract
- Respiratory tract
|The bacteria can travel to the intestines, causing a serious infection.|
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- Medical equipment
- The hands of healthcare workers
- Pain in abdomen
- Pain and burning with urination
- Signs of infection around a wound, such as redness or oozing discharge
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Trouble breathing
- Urine, stool, or blood tests
- Swab of the rectum or throat
- Preventing the spread of ESBL-producing bacteria to others by isolation, handwashing , and other steps
- Avoiding unnecessary procedures
- Wash your hands thoroughly, and ask others to wash their hands.
- Avoid coming into contact with people who have this infection.
- Making sure nurses, doctors, and visitors wash their hands before and after touching you or touching contaminated surfaces.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases http://www.niaid.nih.gov
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Public Health Agency of Canada http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca
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- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 06/2013
- Update Date: 06/20/2013