Risk factors for the development of fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis.

@article{Greenstein2008RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for the development of fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis.},
  author={Alexander J. Greenstein and John C. Byrn and Linda Zhang and Kristin A. Swedish and Alice E Jahn and Celia M. Divino},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={143 5},
  pages={623-9}
}
BACKGROUND The development of fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis (FCDC) requires prompt operative intervention and is associated with a high mortality rate. The aim of this study was to use a case-control design to define the clinical and laboratory parameters that predict which patients with Clostridium difficile infection are most likely to progress to FCDC. METHODS Cases from 1994 to 2006 with documented in-hospital progression of Clostridium difficile infection to FCDC were matched… CONTINUE READING

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