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A Potential Cellular Explanation for the Increased Risk of Clostridium difficile Infection Due to Hypoalbuminemia: Reply Di Bella et al

  • Ying P. Tabak, Richard S. Johannes and L. Clifford McDonald
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2. Tabak, YP, Johannes, RS, Sun, X, Nunez, CM, McDonald, LC. Predicting the risk for hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infection (HO-CDI) at the time of inpatient admission: HO-CDI risk score. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015;36:695701.
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
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