What have we learned about antimicrobial use and the risks for Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea?

@article{Blondeau2009WhatHW,
  title={What have we learned about antimicrobial use and the risks for Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea?},
  author={Joseph M. Blondeau},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={238-42}
}
Clostridium difficile is recognized as a major cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and colitis. Antimicrobial agents have been repeatedly recognized as a causative risk for C. difficile-associated diarrhoea (CDAD) and more recently fluoroquinolones have been particularly implicated. Unfortunately, not all reports of antimicrobial associations with CDAD have excluded variables other than antimicrobial use. Prevention of CDAD usually involves infection control interventions and antimicrobial… CONTINUE READING

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