Antibiotic overuse and Clostridium difficile infections: the Indian paradox and the possible role of dietary practices.


Antibiotic abuse is rampant in India, such that one may expect to see an increase of Clostridium difficile infections (CDI). However, we found that the incidence of CDI in India (1.67%) is no different from that reported in USA (1.6%) using similar techniques of detection (polymerase chain reaction test). We offer a possible explanation for this paradox. It… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.nut.2015.02.002


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