Clostridioides difficile infection following dental antibiotic prescriptions in a cohort of US veterans

Geneva M. Wilson*, Charlesnika T. Evans, Margaret A. Fitzpatrick, Linda Poggensee, Gretchen Gibson, M. Marianne Jurasic, Kelly Echevarria, Katie J. Suda

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Abstract

Among 108 (0.05% of cohort) US veterans with a Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) within 30 days of a dental antibiotic prescription, 80% of patients received guideline-discordant antibiotics. Half had chronic gastrointestinal illness potentially exacerbating their CDI risk. More efforts are needed to improve antibiotic stewardship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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