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What’s up With Clostridium difficile Infection Now?

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Masoud Mardani 1 , *

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1 Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran

How to Cite: Mardani M. What’s up With Clostridium difficile Infection Now?, Arch Clin Infect Dis. 2012 ; 7(3):e93427.

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Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases: 7 (3); e93427
Published Online: July 02, 2012
Article Type: Editorial
Received: May 12, 2019
Accepted: May 20, 2012

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Abstract

Recent report from Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), based on an analysis of 10,342 cases of CDI in 111 hospitals and 310 nursing homes, showed that 75% of patients were already colonized with C. difficile at the time of admission (1). Nearly all (94%) of these cases were “healthcare-associated”, meaning that acquisition occurred during an outpatient visit, a nursing home stay, the current hospitalization, or previous hospitalization. Only 25% of patients actually acquired the pathogen in the same hospital where clinical expression of CDI occurred. In fact, it means that the Clostridium difficile Infection is a hospital acquired infection

Keywords

Clostridium difficile Diarrhea Vancomycin Enterocolitis Pseudomembranous

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