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What is the incidence of clostridium difficile infection in the us?

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Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine
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In brief: C.Diff

Approximately 20% of individuals who are hospitalized acquire c difficile during hospitalization, and more than 30% of these patients develop diarrhea.
Thus, c difficile colitis is currently one of the most common nosocomial infections.

In brief: C.Diff

Approximately 20% of individuals who are hospitalized acquire c difficile during hospitalization, and more than 30% of these patients develop diarrhea.
Thus, c difficile colitis is currently one of the most common nosocomial infections.
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Variable

C. Difficile is implicated in 10-30% of people with hospital associated diarrhea.
Incidence varies but c. Difficile colitis in acute-care hospitals increased from 30-40 cases per 100, 000 population in the 1990's to 84 per 100, 000 by 2005.

In brief: Variable

C. Difficile is implicated in 10-30% of people with hospital associated diarrhea.
Incidence varies but c. Difficile colitis in acute-care hospitals increased from 30-40 cases per 100, 000 population in the 1990's to 84 per 100, 000 by 2005.
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