Overcoming barriers to effective recognition and diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection.

@article{Wilcox2012OvercomingBT,
  title={Overcoming barriers to effective recognition and diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection.},
  author={Mark H. Wilcox},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 Suppl 6},
  pages={13-20}
}
With the frequency of cases of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) increasing in many developed countries, accurate and reliable laboratory diagnosis of CDI is more important than ever. However, the diagnosis of CDI has been handicapped by the existence of two reference standards, one of which detects C. difficile toxin (cytotoxin assay) and the other… CONTINUE READING