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Clostridium difficile bacteremia, Taiwan.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Aug; 16(8):1204-10.EI

Abstract

To determine clinical characteristics and outcome of patients with Clostridium difficile bacteremia (CDB), we identified 12 patients with CDB in 2 medical centers in Taiwan; all had underlying systemic diseases. Five had gastrointestinal diseases or conditions, including pseudomembranous colitis (2 patients); 4 recalled diarrhea, but only 5 had recent exposure to antimicrobial drugs. Ten available isolates were susceptible to metronidazole and vancomycin. Five isolates had C. difficile toxin A or B. Of 5 patients who died, 3 died of CDB. Of 8 patients treated with metronidazole or vancomycin, only 1 died, and all 4 patients treated with other drugs died (12.5% vs. 100%; p = 0.01). C. difficile bacteremia, although uncommon, is thus associated with substaintial illness and death rates.

Authors+Show Affiliations

National Cheng Kung University Hospital and Medical College, Tainan, Taiwan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20678312

Citation

Lee, Nan-Yao, et al. "Clostridium Difficile Bacteremia, Taiwan." Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 16, no. 8, 2010, pp. 1204-10.
Lee NY, Huang YT, Hsueh PR, et al. Clostridium difficile bacteremia, Taiwan. Emerg Infect Dis. 2010;16(8):1204-10.
Lee, N. Y., Huang, Y. T., Hsueh, P. R., & Ko, W. C. (2010). Clostridium difficile bacteremia, Taiwan. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 16(8), 1204-10. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1608.100064
Lee NY, et al. Clostridium Difficile Bacteremia, Taiwan. Emerg Infect Dis. 2010;16(8):1204-10. PubMed PMID: 20678312.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Clostridium difficile bacteremia, Taiwan. AU - Lee,Nan-Yao, AU - Huang,Yu-Tsung, AU - Hsueh,Po-Ren, AU - Ko,Wen-Chien, PY - 2010/8/4/entrez PY - 2010/8/4/pubmed PY - 2010/12/14/medline SP - 1204 EP - 10 JF - Emerging infectious diseases JO - Emerg Infect Dis VL - 16 IS - 8 N2 - To determine clinical characteristics and outcome of patients with Clostridium difficile bacteremia (CDB), we identified 12 patients with CDB in 2 medical centers in Taiwan; all had underlying systemic diseases. Five had gastrointestinal diseases or conditions, including pseudomembranous colitis (2 patients); 4 recalled diarrhea, but only 5 had recent exposure to antimicrobial drugs. Ten available isolates were susceptible to metronidazole and vancomycin. Five isolates had C. difficile toxin A or B. Of 5 patients who died, 3 died of CDB. Of 8 patients treated with metronidazole or vancomycin, only 1 died, and all 4 patients treated with other drugs died (12.5% vs. 100%; p = 0.01). C. difficile bacteremia, although uncommon, is thus associated with substaintial illness and death rates. SN - 1080-6059 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20678312/Clostridium_difficile_bacteremia_Taiwan_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/20678312/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -