Diagnosis, management, and prevention of Clostridium difficile infection in long-term care facilities: a review.

@article{Simor2010DiagnosisMA,
  title={Diagnosis, management, and prevention of Clostridium difficile infection in long-term care facilities: a review.},
  author={Andrew E. Simor},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={58 8},
  pages={1556-64}
}
Clostridium difficile is a significant healthcare-associated pathogen and the major cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. The incidence and severity of C. difficile infection have increased in many parts of North America and Europe in the past few years with the widespread dissemination of a hypervirulent strain of C. difficile, referred to as North American pulsed-field type 1, polymerase chain reaction ribotype 027 (NAP1/027). C. difficile infection appears to affect older adults… CONTINUE READING
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