Frequency of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea in 2462 antibiotic-treated hospitalized patients: a prospective study.

@article{Wistrm2001FrequencyOA,
  title={Frequency of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea in 2462 antibiotic-treated hospitalized patients: a prospective study.},
  author={Johan Wistr{\"o}m and S. Ragnar Norrby and ERLING B. Myhre and Sara Eriksson and Gunnar Granstr{\"o}m and L. Lagergren and Gunnar Englund and Carl E. Nord and Bo Svenungsson},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2001},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={
          43-50
        }
}
The frequency of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (AAD) and Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea (CdAD) was prospectively determined in a population of 2462 patients recruited from five Swedish hospitals, including divisions for infectious diseases, orthopaedics, surgery, geriatrics, nephrology and internal medicine. AAD developed in 4.9% of the treated patients. Faecal samples were obtained from 69% of patients with AAD and 55.4% were positive for C. difficile cytotoxin B. The frequency… Expand
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