Hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infection: determinants for severe disease

@article{Wenisch2011HospitalacquiredCD,
  title={Hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infection: determinants for severe disease},
  author={Judith Maria Wenisch and Daniela Schmid and H.-W. Kuo and Elise J. Simons and Franz Allerberger and Verena Michl and Philip Tesik and Gerhard Tucek and Christoph Wenisch},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={31},
  pages={1923-1930}
}
Risk factors of severity (need for surgical intervention, intensive care or fatal outcome) were analysed in hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in a 777-bed community hospital. In a prospective analytical cross-sectional study, age (≥65 years), sex, CDI characteristics, underlying diseases, severity of comorbidity and PCR ribotypes were tested for associations with severe CDI. In total, 133 cases of hospital-acquired CDI (mean age 74.4 years) were identified, resulting in an… CONTINUE READING
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