Probiotics for the prevention and treatment of Clostridium difficile in older patients.

@article{Islam2012ProbioticsFT,
  title={Probiotics for the prevention and treatment of Clostridium difficile in older patients.},
  author={Jasmin Islam and Jonathan Cohen and Chakravarthi Rajkumar and Martin J. Llewelyn},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={706-11}
}
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the leading cause of nosocomial diarrhoea in older people, causing substantial morbidity and mortality. The fact that CDI is almost exclusively a disease of older people and the debilitated indicates that patient susceptibility is a major determinant of who gets CDI. It would help efforts to combat this disease if we better understood and could reduce patient susceptibility. In this regard, several strategies are currently under investigation. The use of… CONTINUE READING
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