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:

    Background

    Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a global health problem resulting in severe diarrhea and adverse events. The incidence, contributing factors, patient demographics, and recurrence rates of CDI, in district hospitals in Cape Town Metropole, South Africa (SA) have not been studied.

    Purpose

    To evaluate patient characteristics with CDI ..

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