The contribution of strains and hosts to outcomes in Clostridium difficile infection.

Abstract

Acquisition of Clostridium difficile spores can be followed by a spectrum of clinical outcomes ranging from asymptomatic transit through the bowel to severe colitis and death. This clinical variability is a product of bacterial virulence and host susceptibility to the pathogen. It is important to identify patients at high risk of poor outcome so that… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2014.11.012

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