Incidence of Clostridium difficile infection in inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Rodemann2007IncidenceOC,
  title={Incidence of Clostridium difficile infection in inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Joseph F Rodemann and Erik R Dubberke and K A Reske and Da Hea Seo and Christian D. Stone},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={339-44}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD) rates have been increasing. We sought to determine whether CDAD incidence has increased specifically in hospitalized patients with IBD. We also explored possible differences in the risk for and time to presentation of CDAD between IBD and non-IBD patients. METHODS We analyzed hospital admissions from 1998-2004 for demographics, length of stay, C difficile infections, and time from admission to a positive C difficile test. We… CONTINUE READING
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