Surveillance for C. diff

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Surveillance for C. diff

C. difficile

• Most common cause of nosocomial diarrhea (30%)

• Causes GI infections that ranges in severity

• Asymptomatic colonization

• Severe diarrhea

• Pseudomembrenous colitis

• Toxic megacolon

• Colonic perforation

• Death

• Recurrence

• CDAD: Symptomatic C.diff patient with diarrhea

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