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Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Jun 15;50(12):e77-81. doi: 10.1086/653012.

Predictors of death after Clostridium difficile infection: a report on 128 strain-typed cases from a teaching hospital in the United Kingdom.

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Department of Microbiology and Infection, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals National Health Service Trust, UK.

Abstract

We assessed the relationship between strain type, clinical factors, and outcome in 128 patients with Clostridium difficile infection. Strain type was not associated with any outcome measure. On multivariate analysis, ischemic heart disease and hypoalbuminemia predicted death. Metronidazole treatment in severe disease was associated with a higher rate of treatment failure and death.

PMID:
20450417
DOI:
10.1086/653012
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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