Clostridium difficile disease: Diagnosis, pathogenesis, and treatment update.

  title={Clostridium difficile disease: Diagnosis, pathogenesis, and treatment update.},
  author={Lena M. Napolitano and Charles E. Edmiston},
  volume={162 2},
Clostridium difficile infections are the leading cause of health care-associated infectious diarrhea, posing a significant risk for both medical and surgical patients. Because of the significant morbidity and mortality associated with C difficile infections, knowledge of the epidemiology of C difficile in combination with a high index of suspicion and susceptible patient populations (including surgical, postcolectomy, and inflammatory bowel disease patients) is warranted. C difficile infections… CONTINUE READING
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