Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 27, issue 3, P675-685 2013 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2013.05.004 View full text
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Dallas G. Hoover, Alexander Rodriguez-Palacios

Abstract: Clostridium difficile is a human intestinal pathogen most frequently involved in diarrheal illnesses following the administration of antibiotics. There is growing concern that some C difficile infections (CDI) may be acquired from ingestion of C difficile spores in contaminated foods. The number of CDI cases is increasing with a heightening in the severity of disease symptoms and an increasing number of community-associated infections not connected to health care-associated risk. This article provides an overv…

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