Clostridium difficile infection

  • Stephen A. Geller Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineDavid Geffen School of Medicine, UCLALos Angeles/CA
  • Fernando Peixoto Ferraz de Campos Department of Internal Medicine Hospital Universitário – USP São Paulo/SP
Keywords: Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous, Clostridium difficile, Cross Infection, Diarrhea

Abstract

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a significant and increasing medical problem, surpassing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as the most common hospital-onset or facility-associated infection, and a key element in the challenging battle against hospital-acquired infections. This Gram-positive, anaerobic, spore-forming colonizes the intestinal tract after antibiotics have altered the normal intestinal flora.

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Published
2014-06-26
How to Cite
Geller, S., & Campos, F. (2014). Clostridium difficile infection. Autopsy and Case Reports, 4(2), 5-7. https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.%y.82529
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