Black women hospitalized in US with blood infection resistant to last-resort antibiotic at increased risk of death

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New research being presented at this year's ESCIMD Global Congress (formerly ECCMID) in Barcelona, Spain (27–30 April), finds that the odds of death in Black women with a bloodstream infection (BSI) caused by carbapenem-resistant enterobacterales (CRE)—a family of the world's most intractable drug-resistant bacteria—was twice that of Black men or White women even after adjusting for age, BSI source, liver disease, hospital onset, race and gender and the race-gender interaction.

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