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Comparison of 3 Severity Criteria for Clostridium difficile Infection

  • Angela Gomez-Simmonds (a1), Christine J. Kubin (a2) and E. Yoko Furuya (a1)


Effective severity criteria are needed to guide management of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). In this retrospective study, outcomes were compared between patients with mild-moderate versus severe CDI according to 3 different severity criteria: those included in the 2010 Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America/Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines, those from a recent clinical trial, and our hospital-specific guidelines.


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