Seasonality of Clostridium difficile infections in Southern Germany

  title={Seasonality of Clostridium difficile infections in Southern Germany},
  author={Markus Reil and Marjolein P. M. Hensgens and Ed J Kuijper and Thomas Jakobiak and Heribert Gruber and Manfred Kist and Stefan Borgmann},
  booktitle={Epidemiology and infection},
Between 2000 and 2009, the total number of patients with Clostridium difficile infections increased considerably in Southeastern Germany. A clear seasonality was observed with a higher number of affected patients occurring in the winter months (January-March). Moxifloxacin and erythromycin-resistant C. difficile PCR ribotypes 001 (72%) and 027 (4·6%) were the most commonly isolated strains. 
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