Risk factors for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Deshpande2015RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Abhishek Deshpande and Vinay Pasupuleti and Priyaleela Thota and Chaitanya Pant and David D. K. Rolston and Adri{\'a}n V Hern{\'a}ndez and Curtis J. Donskey and Thomas G. Fraser},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={452-60}
}
OBJECTIVE An estimated 20-30% of patients with primary Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) develop recurrent CDI (rCDI) within 2 weeks of completion of therapy. While the actual mechanism of recurrence remains unknown, a variety of risk factors have been suggested and studied. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate current… CONTINUE READING