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Klebsiella pneumoniae oropharyngeal carriage in rural and urban Vietnam and the effect of alcohol consumption.

Authors
  • Dao, Trinh Tuyet
  • Liebenthal, Dror
  • Tran, Toan Khanh
  • Ngoc Thi Vu, Bich
  • Ngoc Thi Nguyen, Diep
  • Thi Tran, Huong Kieu
  • Thi Nguyen, Chuc Kim
  • Thi Vu, Huong Lan
  • Fox, Annette
  • Horby, Peter
  • Van Nguyen, Kinh
  • Wertheim, Heiman F L
Type
Published Article
Journal
PLoS ONE
Publisher
Public Library of Science
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
9
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091999
PMID: 24667800
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Moderate to heavy weekly alcohol consumption, old age, smoking, and living in a rural location are all found to be associated with an increased risk of K. pneumoniae carriage in Vietnamese communities. Whether K. pneumoniae carriage is a risk factor for pneumonia needs to be elucidated.

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