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Screening for Clostridium difficile colonization on admission to a hematopoietic stem cell transplant unit may reduce hospital-acquired C difficile infection.

Screening for Clostridium difficile colonization on admission to a hematopoietic stem cell transplant unit may reduce hospital-acquired C difficile infection.
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Cho J, Seville MT, Khanna S, Pardi DS, Sampathkumar P, Kashyap PC,


Cho J, Seville MT, Khanna S, Pardi DS, Sampathkumar P, Kashyap PC, (click to view)

Cho J, Seville MT, Khanna S, Pardi DS, Sampathkumar P, Kashyap PC,

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American journal of infection control 2017 11 21() pii S0196-6553(17)31174-4
Abstract

Clostridium difficile infection rates are higher in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplants. In our study, patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplants or chemotherapy were screened for C difficile colonization at admission and placed on contact precautions if they were positive. Patient’s colonized with C difficile contribute to the overall burden of C difficile infection in hospitals.

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