Changing epidemiology of Clostridium difficile-associated disease during stem cell transplantation.

@article{Trifilio2013ChangingEO,
  title={Changing epidemiology of Clostridium difficile-associated disease during stem cell transplantation.},
  author={Steven M Trifilio and Judy Pi and Jayesh Mehta},
  journal={Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={405-9}
}
The incidence and severity of Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD) within the general population has risen dramatically over the past decade, yet little data are available from hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) centers. In the present study, we performed a chart review of 822 consecutive autologous and allogeneic HCST recipients treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital between 2004 and 2008 to determine the incidence of CDAD at our institution. Variables including age… CONTINUE READING