Clostridium difficile-related death rates in Texas 1999-2005.


OBJECTIVES Increased incidence of Clostridium difficile infection and deaths from US hospitals has occurred from 1996 to 2005. METHODS We examined C. difficile-related mortality rates in Texas and compared results with national trends. RESULTS In Texas, there were 1004C. difficile-related deaths from 1999 to 2005 (586 (58%) attributed as the underlying… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2009.08.019