Mortality and Clostridium difficile infection: a review.

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Antimicrobial resistance and infection control, ISSN: 2047-2994, Vol: 1, Issue: 1, Page: 20

Publication Year:
2012
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Repository URL:
https://works.bepress.com/brett-mitchell/45; https://research.avondale.edu.au/nh_papers/41; https://researchbank.acu.edu.au/fhs_pub/2771
PMID:
22958425
DOI:
10.1186/2047-2994-1-20
PMCID:
PMC3533881
Author(s):
Mitchell, Brett G; Gardner, Anne
Publisher(s):
Springer Nature
Tags:
clostridium difficile; infection; diarrhoea; mortality; death; Medicine and Health Sciences
article description
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a common cause of diarrhoea in hospitalised patients. Around the world, the incidence and severity of CDI appears to be increasing, particularly in the northern hemisphere. The purpose of this integrative review was to investigate and describe mortality in hospitalised patients with CDI.