Community-associated Clostridium difficile infection among veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder

Salva N. Balbale, Stuart Johnson, Stephen P. Burns, Stephen M. Kralovic, Barry Goldstein, Dale N. Gerding, Charlesnika T. Evans

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Abstract

The impact of community-associated Clostridium difficile infection (CA-CDI) on patients with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/ Ds) is not fully understood. We examined CA-CDI cases among veterans with SCI/D, comparing them with community-onset, healthcare facility-associated (CO-HCFA) cases. Generally, patients with CA-CDI had less comorbidity, less severe CDI, and lower likelihood of antibiotic exposure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)577-580
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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