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Title:

Community-associated Clostridium difficile infection among veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder

Author(s):

Balbale SN, Johnson S, Burns SP, Kralovic SM, Goldstein B, Gerding DN, Evans CT

Year:

2014

Publication Info:

Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 35(5):577-580

Abstract:

The impact of community-associated Clostridium difficile infection (CA-CDI) on patients with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/Ds) is not fully understood. We examined CA-CDI cases among veterans with SCI/D, comparing them with community-onset, healthcare facility-associated (CO-HCFA) cases. Generally, patients with CA-CDI had less comorbidity, less severe CDI, and lower likelihood of antibiotic exposure.

Link to Article:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/675830


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