Clostridium difficile infection in older adults: a review and update on its management.

@article{Kee2012ClostridiumDI,
  title={Clostridium difficile infection in older adults: a review and update on its management.},
  author={Vicki R Kee},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric pharmacotherapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={14-24}
}
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile is a main cause of health care-associated infections. The incidence and severity have been increasing. Elderly persons are at an increased risk of morbidity and mortality from C. difficile infection (CDI). Relatively few advances have been made in the treatment of CDI since it was first identified as a cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea more than 30 years ago. OBJECTIVE This article reviews CDI and provides an update on its treatment, including recently… CONTINUE READING