Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 23, issue 3, P727-743 2009 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2009.04.011 View full text
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David J. Riddle, Erik R. Dubberke

Abstract: SynopsisClostridium difficile infection (CDI) is becoming more common worldwide. The morbidity and mortality associated with C. difficile is also increasing at an alarming rate. Critically ill patients are at particularly high risk for this disease due to the prevalence of multiple risk factors in the patient population. Treatment of C. difficile continues to be a difficult problem in patients with severe or recurrent disease. This article seeks to provide a broad understanding of CDI in the intensive care un…

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