Clostridium difficile associated disease in Thailand.

  title={Clostridium difficile associated disease in Thailand.},
  author={S Wongwanich and S Ramsiri and Boon Vanasin and P Khowsaphit and P Tantipatayangkul and R Phan-urai},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  volume={21 3},
Over a twenty-six month period 383 fecal specimens from 269 diarrheal patients and 114 control patients were examined for Clostridium difficile and its cytotoxin. C. difficile was isolated from 13 (4.8%) of overall age group of diarrheal patients and from 3 (2.6%) of controls. Fecal cytotoxin was detected in 106 (52.5%) of 203 diarrheal patients and in 17 (22.4%) of 76 controls. Sixty-one percent of antibiotic-associated diarrheal patients (less than 3 years) and 51% of non-antibiotic… CONTINUE READING

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