Prognostic criteria in Clostridium difficile colitis.

  title={Prognostic criteria in Clostridium difficile colitis.},
  author={Ratna Ramaswamy and Harish Grover and Marilou Corpuz and P. A. Daniels and Capecomorin S Pitchumoni},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={91 3},
OBJECTIVE To determine the prognostic factors in Clostridium difficile (CD) colitis. METHODS We conducted a retrospective study of proven cases of CD colitis in l8 months. Seventy six patients (from a 605-bed community hospital in the Bronx, NY) with proven CD colitis were studied. Mortality in patients with CD colitis was also examined. RESULTS Seventy six patients with proven CD colitis were admitted between January 1993 and June 1994. Eighteen patients died during the same admission… CONTINUE READING

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