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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Nov;33(11):1162-5. doi: 10.1086/668023. Epub 2012 Sep 24.

Hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infection rates in persons with cancer or hematopoietic stem cell transplant: a C3IC network report.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA. kambojm@mskcc.org

Abstract

A multicenter survey of 11 cancer centers was performed to determine the rate of hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infection (HO-CDI) and surveillance practices. Pooled rates of HO-CDI in patients with cancer were twice the rates reported for all US patients (15.8 vs 7.4 per 10,000 patient-days). Rates were elevated regardless of diagnostic test used.

PMID:
23041818
PMCID:
PMC3670420
DOI:
10.1086/668023
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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