Clostridium difficile infection: a review of the literature.

  title={Clostridium difficile infection: a review of the literature.},
  author={Fahmi Yousef Khan and A. N. Elzouki},
  journal={Asian Pacific journal of tropical medicine},
Clostridium difficile is a Gram-positive, strictly anaerobic, spore-forming bacterium. It is the most common cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea in hospitals and other healthcare facilities and is of significant concern because of the increasing morbidity and mortality rates as well as increased health care costs. Spectrum of presentation of Clostridium difficile infection ranges from mild, self-limiting diarrhea, to serious diarrhea, pseudomembranous colitis and life-threatening fulminant… CONTINUE READING


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