Clostridium difficile infection: Is there a change in the underlying factors? Inflammatory bowel disease and Clostridium difficile


Bolukcu S., Hakyemez I., Gultepe B. , Okay G. , Durdu B. , Koc M. , ...More

SAUDI JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.25, no.6, pp.384-389, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/sjg.sjg_44_19
  • Title of Journal : SAUDI JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.384-389

Abstract

Background / Aims: Clostridium difficile is a Gram-positive, strict anaerobe, spore-forming bacterium. It can cause self-limiting mild diarrhea, severe diarrhea, pseudomembranous colitis, and fatal fulminant colitis. We aimed to investigate the changes in epidemiology and incidence of C. difficile infection in our hospital database.