Clostridium difficile and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Deresinski, Stan
September 2009
Clinical Infectious Diseases;9/1/2009, Vol. 49 Issue 5, piii
Academic Journal
The article presents the analysis of the author on the study conducted regarding an assessment for the relations of Clostridium (C) difficile and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The researchers have determined the association of C. difficile in patients with IBD as the rate of carriage increases. The author states that the high prevalence of C. difficile carriage was driven by the lack of antibiotics administration and immunosuppressive therapy.


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