Diarrhoea in general practice: when should a Clostridium difficile infection be considered? Results of a nested case-control study.

Abstract

Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) are frequent in hospitals, but also seem to increase in the community. Here, we aim to determine the incidence of CDI in general practice and to evaluate current testing algorithms for CDI. Three Dutch laboratories tested all unformed faeces (12,714) for C. difficile when diagnostic testing (for any enteric pathogen… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/1469-0691.12758

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