Prevalence and duration of asymptomatic Clostridium difficile carriage among healthy subjects in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

@article{Galdys2014PrevalenceAD,
  title={Prevalence and duration of asymptomatic Clostridium difficile carriage among healthy subjects in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.},
  author={Alison L Galdys and Jemma S. Nelson and Kathleen A. Shutt and Jessica L. Schlackman and Diana L Pakstis and Anthony W. Pasculle and Jane W. Marsh and Lee H. Harrison and Scott R. Curry},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={52 7},
  pages={2406-9}
}
Previous studies suggested that 7 to 15% of healthy adults are colonized with toxigenic Clostridium difficile. To investigate the epidemiology, genetic diversity, and duration of C. difficile colonization in asymptomatic persons, we recruited healthy adults from the general population in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Participants provided epidemiological… CONTINUE READING