Is clostridium difficile associated with relapse of inflammatory bowel disease? results from a retrospective and prospective cohort study in the Netherlands.

@article{Masclee2013IsCD,
  title={Is clostridium difficile associated with relapse of inflammatory bowel disease? results from a retrospective and prospective cohort study in the Netherlands.},
  author={Gwen M C Masclee and John Penders and Daisy M. A. E. Jonkers and Petra F G Wolffs and Marie J. Pierik},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 10},
  pages={
          2125-31
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although Clostridium difficile may be associated with exacerbations in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), prospective studies identifying the role of C. difficile in disease activity are currently lacking. We examined the prevalence of C. difficile in feces of (1) symptomatic IBD patients retrospectively and (2) consecutive outpatients in relation to disease activity prospectively. METHODS From adult IBD patients with increase of symptoms, fecal samples collected between November… CONTINUE READING
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