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Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Oct;17(10):1946-9. doi: 10.3201/eid1710.110069.

Clostridium difficile infection in outpatients, Maryland and Connecticut, USA, 2002-2007.

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University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. jhirs001@umaryland.edu

Abstract

Clostridium difficile, the most commonly recognized diarrheagenic pathogen among hospitalized persons, can cause outpatient diarrhea. Of 1,091 outpatients with diarrhea, we found 43 (3.9%) who were positive for C. difficile toxin. Only 7 had no recognized risk factors, and 3 had neither risk factors nor co-infection with another enteric pathogen.

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22000379
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PMC3310666
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10.3201/eid1710.110069
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