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Patients With CKD Have Higher Rates of CDI

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) appear to have a higher risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and hospital-associated morbidity and mortality when compared with patients who do not have CKD. A team of American researchers found that patients with CKD had a CDI rate of 1.49%, compared with a 0.70% rate for those without CKD.

Abstract: Mayo Clinic Proceedings, November 2012.

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