Surveillance for community-associated Clostridium difficile--Connecticut, 2006.

  • Published 2008 in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report

Abstract

Clostridium difficile is a well-known cause of hospital-acquired infectious diarrhea and is associated with increased health-care costs, prolonged hospitalizations, and increased patient morbidity. Previous antimicrobial use, especially use of clindamycin or ciprofloxacin, is the primary risk factor for development of C. difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD… (More)

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