Clostridium difficile infection in patients with unexplained leukocytosis.

@article{Wanahita2003ClostridiumDI,
  title={Clostridium difficile infection in patients with unexplained leukocytosis.},
  author={Anna Wanahita and Elizabeth A Goldsmith and Bernard J Marino and Daniel M. Musher},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={115 7},
  pages={543-6}
}
PURPOSE To determine whether unrecognized Clostridium difficile infection is responsible for a substantial proportion of cases of unexplained leukocytosis in a tertiary care hospital setting. METHODS We prospectively identified 60 patients who had unexplained leukocytosis (white blood cell count > or =15,000/mm3). Fecal specimens were tested for C… CONTINUE READING