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High incidence of antimicrobial resistant organisms including extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureusin nasopharyngeal and blood isolates of HIV-infected children from Cape Town, South Africa

  • Mark F Cotton1Email author,
  • Elizabeth Wasserman2,
  • Juanita Smit2,
  • Andrew Whitelaw3 and
  • Heather J Zar4
BMC Infectious Diseases20088:40

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-8-40

Received: 31 August 2007

Accepted: 01 April 2008

Published: 01 April 2008

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Original Submission
31 Aug 2007 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
2 Oct 2007 Author responded Author comments - Mark Cotton
Resubmission - Version 3
2 Oct 2007 Submitted Manuscript version 3
2 Oct 2007 Author responded Author comments - Mark Cotton
Resubmission - Version 4
2 Oct 2007 Submitted Manuscript version 4
23 Oct 2007 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Hoosen Coovadia
23 Oct 2007 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Itzhak Brook
21 Nov 2007 Author responded Author comments - Mark Cotton
Resubmission - Version 5
21 Nov 2007 Submitted Manuscript version 5
7 Dec 2007 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Hoosen Coovadia
7 Dec 2007 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Itzhak Brook
21 Dec 2007 Author responded Author comments - Mark Cotton
Resubmission - Version 6
21 Dec 2007 Submitted Manuscript version 6
10 Jan 2008 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Itzhak Brook
22 Feb 2008 Author responded Author comments - Mark Cotton
Resubmission - Version 7
22 Feb 2008 Submitted Manuscript version 7
Publishing
1 Apr 2008 Editorially accepted
1 Apr 2008 Article published 10.1186/1471-2334-8-40

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Departments of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University
(2)
Department of Pathology and National Health Laboratory Systems, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University
(3)
Division of Medical Microbiology, National Health Laboratory Systems, University of Cape Town
(4)
School of Child and Adolescent Health, University of Cape Town

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