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Cleve Clin J Med. 2006 Feb;73(2):187-97.

Clostridium difficile-associated disease: new challenges from an established pathogen.

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Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA.

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Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD) can range from uncomplicated diarrhea to sepsis and even death. CDAD rates and severity are increasing, possibly due to a new strain. Transmission of C difficile occurs primarily in health care facilities via the fecal-oral route following transient contamination of the hands of health care workers and patients; contamination of the patient care environment also plays an important role.

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