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Predictors of first recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection: implications for initial management.

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Symptomatic recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) occurs in approximately 20% of patients and is challenging to treat. Identifying those at high risk could allow targeted initial management and improve outcomes. Adult toxin enzyme immunoassay-positive CDI cases in a population of approximately 600,000 persons from September 2006 through December 2010 were combined with epidemiological/clinical data. The cumulative incidence of recurrence ≥ 14 days after the diagnosis and/or onse...

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10.1093/cid/cis356

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University of Oxford
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MSD
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University of Oxford
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NDM
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NDM Experimental Medicine
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University of Oxford
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NDM
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Jenner Institute
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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National Institute for Health Research
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Crook, D
Peto, T
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Oxford University Press
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Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America More from this journal
Volume:
55 Suppl 2
Issue:
SUPPL.2
Pages:
S77-S87
Publication date:
2012-08-01
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1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838

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