Are many patients diagnosed with healthcare-associated Clostridioides difficile infection colonized with the infecting strain on admission?
Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Mar 11;:
Authors: Gonzalez-Orta M, Saldana C, Ng-Wong Y, Cadnum J, Jencson A, Jinadatha C, Donskey C
In a cohort of 480 patients admitted to an acute care hospital, 68 (14%) had positive perirectal cultures for toxigenic Clostridioides difficile on admission. Of the 11 patients (2%) diagnosed with healthcare-associated C. difficile infection, 3 (27%) had genetically related admission and infection isolates based on whole genome sequencing.
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