Antibiotic-associated colitis caused by Clostridium difficile: relapse and risk factors.

Relapse is a common sequel of antibiotic-associated colitis due to Clostridium difficile. It has been suggested that Cl. difficile may persist in the stools in spite of the resolution of symptoms after treatment and this may cause the relapse. Our study was designed to define the factors that predispose to relapse and to determine if prolonging treatment to… CONTINUE READING