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VOLUME 17 , ISSUE 4 ( August, 2013 ) > List of Articles

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage screening in intensive care

Pallab Ray, Rachna Singh

Citation Information : Ray P, Singh R. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage screening in intensive care. Indian J Crit Care Med 2013; 17 (4):205-206.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.118409

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 00-08-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


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