Predictors of death after Clostridium difficile infection: a report on 128 strain-typed cases from a teaching hospital in the United Kingdom

Wilson, Vhairi, Cheek, Liz, Satta, Giovanni, Walker-Bone, Karen, Cubbon, Marc, Citron, Diane, Gerding, Dale N. and Llewelyn, Martin J. (2010) Predictors of death after Clostridium difficile infection: a report on 128 strain-typed cases from a teaching hospital in the United Kingdom. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 50 (12). E77-E81. ISSN 1058-4838

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Abstract

We assessed the relationship between strain type, clinical factors, and outcome in 128 patients with Clostridium difficile infection. Strain type was not associated with any outcome measure. On multivariate analysis, ischemic heart disease and hypoalbuminemia predicted death. Metronidazole treatment in severe disease was associated with a higher rate of treatment failure and death.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Clinical Medicine
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR0180 Immunology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0109 Infectious and parasitic diseases
Depositing User: Grecia GarciaGarcia
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2011 12:03
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:55
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7217
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