Update on Clostridioides difficile Infection in Older Adults

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Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2023 Mar;37(1):87-102. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2022.10.001.


Clostridioides difficile is a common cause of community-associated and health care-associated infections. Older adults are disproportionately affected, and long-term care facilities (LTCFs) have borne a substantial proportion of the burden of C difficile infection (CDI). Recurrences of CDI are common in older adults and have substantial adverse effects on quality of life. Appropriate diagnostic testing and management is essential for older adults in the community and in LTCFs. This review focuses on current concepts related to the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of CDI in older adults.

PMID:36805016 | DOI:10.1016/j.idc.2022.10.001

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