Hospital acquired Clostridioides difficile infection and risk factors for severity in a university hospital: A prospective study


Bilgin H. , Sayin E., Gurun H. P. , Tukenmez-Tigen E., Toprak N. , KORTEN V.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, vol.48, no.12, pp.1426-1430, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajic.2020.05.042
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1426-1430

Abstract

Background: Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) is a well-known cause of health care-associated diarrhea. Data about CDI epidemiology of Turkey is limited. This study investigates CDI incidence, clinical characteristics, and factors associated with severe CDI in a tertiary care center university hospital.