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Severe Clostridium difficile – Associated Disease in Populations Previously at Low Risk – Four States, 2005

Author(s)Reported by E Chernak; MD; CC Johnson; MD; Philadelphia Dept of Public Health; A Weltman; MD; Pennsylvania Dept of Health. LC McDonald; MD; L Wiggs; G Killgore; DrPH; A Thompson; MSSc; Div of Healthcare Quality Promotion; National Center for Infectious Diseases; M LeMaile-Williams; MD; E Tan; MBBS; FM Lewis; MD; EIS officers; CDC.
AbstractThis report summarizes the results of an investigation in Pennsylvania and three other states following the reporting of several cases of serious CDAD in otherwise healthy patients with minimal or no exposure to healthcare settings. The presence of severe CDAD in healthy persons living in the community and peripartum women, two populations previously thought to be at low risk underscore the importance of prudent antimicrobial use, the need for community clinicians to maintain a higher index of suspicion for CDAD and the need for surveillance to better understand the changing epidemiology of CDAD
Date of publishing12/02/2005
Date of last review by us12/21/2011
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Click here for full reviewSue WisemanThis report summarizes the results of an investigation in Pennsylvania and three other states following the reporting of several cases of serious CDAD in otherwise healthy patients with minimal or no exposure to healthcare settings.. . .






 





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