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Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2015 Mar;29(1):123-34. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2014.11.003.

The morbidity, mortality, and costs associated with Clostridium difficile infection.

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1
Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Avenue, Box 8051, St Louis, MO 63110, USA. Electronic address: jkwon@dom.wustl.edu.
2
Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Public Health Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Avenue, Box 8051, St Louis, MO 63110, USA.
3
Division of Infectious Diseases, Section of Transplant Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Avenue, Box 8051, St Louis, MO 63110, USA.

Abstract

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the most common cause of infectious health care-associated diarrhea and is a major burden to patients and the health care system. The incidence and severity of CDI remain at historically high levels. This article reviews the morbidity, mortality, and costs associated with CDI.

KEYWORDS:

Clostridium difficile; Costs; Morbidity; Mortality

PMID:
25677706
DOI:
10.1016/j.idc.2014.11.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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