TITLE

Alternative approach to C. difficile infection

AUTHOR(S)
Lyon, Sue
PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);May2012, Vol. 73 Issue 5, p251
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports a study from Cardiff, which concluded that less commonly used antimicrobial agents, may be effective alternatives to metronidazole or vancomycin, the currently recommended empirical therapies for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).
ACCESSION #
75494317

 

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