Severe Clostridium difficile colitis.

  title={Severe Clostridium difficile colitis.},
  author={Meryl S. Rubin and Lawrence Bodenstein and K. Craig Kent},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  volume={38 4},
PURPOSE Reports of fatality related to Clostridium difficile colitis and a sharp increase in prevalence of this infection prompted a study of patients who develop a more aggressive form of this disease. METHODS Over 38 months, 710 patients at our institution developed C. difficile colitis. Twenty-one (3 percent) of these patients either required intensive care unit admission or died as a result of their infection. A retrospective, case-controlled study was undertaken to compare these patients… CONTINUE READING


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