Clostridium difficile Infection in Outpatients, Maryland and Connecticut, USA, 2002–2007
Published Date:Oct 2011
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 17(10):1946-1949.
Bacterial Typing Techniques
Funding:U01CI000296/CI/NCPDCID CDC HHS/United States
Description:Clostridium difficile, the most commonly recognized diarrheagenic pathogen among hospitalized persons, can cause outpatient diarrhea. Of 1,091 outpatients with diarrhea, we found 43 (3.9%) who were positive for C. difficile toxin. Only 7 had no recognized risk factors, and 3 had neither risk factors nor co-infection with another enteric pathogen.
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