C. difficile


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C. difficile

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C. diff:

see ClostridiumClostridium,
genus of gram-positive bacteria (see Gram's stain), several species of which cause significant, potentially deadly diseases in humans as a result of the toxins that each produces.
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CDI is a serious illness resulting from infection of the internal lining of the colon by C.
i) Small bowel: Jacobs et al (41) reviewed literature on extracolonic manifestation of C.
In most cases, however, antibiotics are needed to eradicate the C.
Dr Jewell said: "Up to 3% of healthy adults carry C.
Molecular typing analysis showed that both case-patients had a monoclonal infection caused by C.
2, 2005 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, McDonald and his collaborators in four states describe this case and 34 other recent illnesses caused by C.
Physicians caring for patients are the first to see new clinical issues, and Sermo brings them together to detect outbreaks like C.
Although different objectives and methods make direct comparisons difficult, we found that the incidence of C.
While many health care-associated infections, such as bloodstream infections, declined in the past decade, C.