COVID-19 and Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI): Possible implications for elderly patients.
Anaerobe. 2020 Jun 25;64:102233
Authors: Spigaglia P
COVID-19 dramatically affects the elderly. Due to the large usage of antibiotics during the current pandemic and the gastrointestinal manifestations of COVID-19, the elderly population, hospitalized patients, residents in LTCFs and persons that survived the COVID-19 might be more prone to Clostridioides difficile infections (CDI). A renewed attention to CDI is necessary during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
PMID: 32593567 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]