Reduction in Clostridium difficile infections in Finland, 2008-2010.

  title={Reduction in Clostridium difficile infections in Finland, 2008-2010.},
  author={Mari Kanerva and S Mentula and Anni Virolainen-Julkunen and Tommi K{\"a}rki and Teemu M{\"o}tt{\"o}nen and Outi Lyytik{\"a}inen},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  volume={83 2},
BACKGROUND In January 2008, laboratory-based surveillance of Clostridium difficile was initiated as a part of the Finnish National Infectious Disease Register (NIDR) and enhanced surveillance of hospitalized patients with C. difficile-associated infections (CDI) by the Finnish Hospital Infection Programme (SIRO). AIM To present data from the first three years. METHODS All laboratories reported C. difficile findings positive for toxin production from stools to NIDR. Surveillance of… CONTINUE READING


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