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Enumeration

Counting microbes (bacteria or fungi) present in a sample.

ESAC

European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption

ESAC

European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption

ESBL

Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

GARP

Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership

Glutamate Dehydrogenase (GDH)

GDH is an enzyme specifically produced by Clostridium difficile. It is present in both pathogenic and non-pathogenic strains and can be detected by an immuno-enzymatic test. It is recommended to perform this test in combination with a toxin detection test to confirm that the strain is pathogenic.

Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI)

An infection occurring in a patient during the process of care in a hospital or other health care facility which was not present at the time of admission.

ICAAC

Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy