The Morbidity, Mortality, and Costs Associated with Clostridium difficile Infection

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Abstract

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the most common cause of infectious health care-associated diarrhea and is a major burden to patients and the health care system. The incidence and severity of CDI remain at historically high levels. This article reviews the morbidity, mortality, and costs associated with CDI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-134
Number of pages12
JournalInfectious disease clinics of North America
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

Keywords

  • Clostridium difficile
  • Costs
  • Morbidity
  • Mortality

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