Clostridium difficile infection: an update on epidemiology, risk factors, and therapeutic options.

@article{Vecchio2012ClostridiumDI,
  title={Clostridium difficile infection: an update on epidemiology, risk factors, and therapeutic options.},
  author={Andrea Lo Vecchio and George M. Zacur},
  journal={Current opinion in gastroenterology},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={1-9}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The incidence and severity of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) around the world has increased over the past 20 years due to the emergence of hypervirulent strains, increased use and misuse of antibiotics, and the increase of susceptible at-risk populations. Treatments currently available for CDI are inadequate to impede the increasing spread and virulence of the infection, avoid recurrence in chronic patients or prevent infection in at-risk populations. RECENT FINDINGS… CONTINUE READING

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