Important clinical advances in the understanding of Clostridium difficile infection.

@article{Pacheco2013ImportantCA,
  title={Important clinical advances in the understanding of Clostridium difficile infection.},
  author={Susan M. Pacheco and Stuart Johnson},
  journal={Current opinion in gastroenterology},
  year={2013},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={42-8}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Clostridium difficile remains an important cause of infectious colitis, particularly in healthcare facilities. This review summarizes recent advances in the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this endemic pathogen. RECENT FINDINGS C. difficile infection (CDI) hospitalizations and mortality rates have increased over the last decade. The BI/NAP1/027 strain has been responsible for epidemics with increased severity and mortality and is now endemic in many settings… CONTINUE READING
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