Clostridium difficile infection in Brazil: A neglected problem?
Am J Infect Control. 2014 Feb 20;
Authors: Pires RN, Monteiro AA, Carneiro LC, Baethgen LF, Tavares R, Lincho CS, Park S, Perlin D, Rodrigues Filho EM, Pasqualotto AC
The epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection is virtually unknown in Brazil. In this prospective study, 8.3% of patients with nosocomial diarrhea were found to have toxigenic strains of C difficile in their feces. The relevant risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection were receipt of solid organ transplantation and septic shock.
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