Selective decontamination of the intestines: An important clinical treatment modality?

  • J. Verhoef


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Verhoef
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  1. 1.Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious DiseasesUniversity Hospital UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands

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