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Basic Pathophysiology of C. difficile Infection-Practitioner

Basic Pathophysiology of C. difficile Infection-Practitioner

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Epidemiology References:

1.         Cohen, S.H., et al., Clinical practice guidelines for Clostridium difficile infection in adults: 2010 update by the society for healthcare epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the infectious diseases society of America (IDSA). Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2010. 31(5): p. 431-55.

2.         Kelly, C.P. and J.T. LaMont, Clostridium difficile--more difficult than ever. N Engl J Med, 2008. 359(18): p. 1932-40.


3.         Shen, A., A Gut Odyssey: The Impact of the Microbiota on Clostridium difficile Spore Formation and Germination. PLoS Pathog, 2015. 11(10): p. e1005157.


4.         Chang, J.Y., et al., Decreased diversity of the fecal Microbiome in recurrent Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. J Infect Dis, 2008. 197(3): p. 435-8.


5.         Drekonja, D.M., et al., Antimicrobial use and risk for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. Am J Med, 2011. 124(11): p. 1081 e1-7.

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