nosocomial infection

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Infections acquired in hospital, mostly involving Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E. coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Serratia marcescens, or Proteus mirabilis. Antibiotic resistance (see meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a major problem.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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