Clostridium difficile infection, risk factors, and management among hospitalised patients in south africa

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: LEGENZA, Laurel (University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, University, Madison, United States)
  • Co-author(s): Laurel Legenza: University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, Madison, United States
    Susanne Barnett: University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, Madison, United States
    Warren Rose: University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, Madison, United States
    Monica Bianchini: University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, Madison, United States
    Nasia Safdar: University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, United States
    Renier Coetzee: University of the Western Cape School of Pharmacy , Cape Town, South Africa
  • Abstract:

    Methods

    A retrospective medical record review was conducted at four secondary-level public sector, district hospitals. Patient characteristics and CDI management were collected from adult patients with a CDI test result.

    Results

    Patient data from 59 CDI positive and 47 CDI negative test results were evaluated. Mortality within 30 days of a CDI..

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