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Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 May;13(5):761-3.

Antimicrobial drugs and community-acquired Clostridium difficile-associated disease, UK.

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McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Abstract

In a population-based case-control study of community acquired Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD), we matched 1,233 cases to 12,330 controls. CDAD risk increased 3-fold with use of any antimicrobial agent and 6-fold with use of fluoroquinolones. Prior use of antimicrobial agents did not affect risk for CDAD after 6 months.

PMID:
17553260
PMCID:
PMC2738472
DOI:
10.3201/eid1305.061124
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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