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Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Jun 15;52(12):1451-7. doi: 10.1093/cid/cir201.

Effective utilization of evolving methods for the laboratory diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection.

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Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. kirntj@umdnj.edu

Abstract

Physicians should understand the performance characteristics of evolving laboratory tests used to diagnose Clostridium difficile infection if they are to correctly integrate test results with clinical information and formulate an appropriate therapeutic intervention for patients with antibiotic-associated diarrhea.

PMID:
21628487
DOI:
10.1093/cid/cir201
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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