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Table 1 Distribution of ESBL-GNB colonization sites. Overall data for all patients colonized with Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-producing Gram-negative bacteria (n = 1011)

From: Colonization sites in carriers of ESBL-producing Gram-negative bacteria

Sample site/type N of patients colonized (Ntotal = 1011) %
Rectum 506 50,0
Urogenital tract 414 40,9
Respiratory tract & Pleural aspirate 142 14,0
Pus 136 13,5
Blood & Intravenous or arterial catheter tip 75 7,4
Other 60 5,9
Ascites/Bile/Drain/Feces 40 4,0
Biopsy & Aspirate 22 2,2
Ear & Nose 4 0,4
Joint prosthesis 3 0,3
Central Nervous System 1 0,1