C-diff infection 4 times more likely to kill patients with inflammatory bowel disease

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Public release date: 26-Sep-2007

Clostridium difficile infection is four times more likely to kill patients with inflammatory bowel disease, suggests research published ahead of print in the journal Gut.

 

The findings are based on a representative sample of community hospital admissions in the US for 2003.

The sample covered 994 hospitals in 37 States and included a total of 124,570 patients.



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