Clostridium difficile Colitis: A Review

  title={Clostridium difficile Colitis: A Review},
  author={V. Moudgal and J. Sobel},
  journal={Hospital Practice},
  pages={139 - 148}
  • V. Moudgal, J. Sobel
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Hospital Practice
  • Abstract Clostridium difficile has become an increasingly important nosocomial pathogen and is one of the most common causes of hospital-acquired diarrhea. The incidence of C difficile infection (CDI) is increasing worldwide. Overuse of antibiotics is felt to be a major contributing factor leading to the increased incidence of CDI. The clinical manifestations of CDI vary from a mild form of the disease to fulminant diarrhea, leading to significant patient morbidity and mortality. The increasing… CONTINUE READING
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