Prevalence of Clostridium difficile infection in acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, and outpatient clinics: Is Clostridium difficile infection underdiagnosed in long-term care facility patients?

Academic Article


  • Clostridium difficile infection is a common cause of diarrhea in long-term care facility (LTCF) patients. The high prevalence of C difficile infection in LTCFs noted in our study calls for a critical need to educate LTCF staff to send diarrheal stool for C difficile testing to identify more cases and prevent transmission.
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  • Antibiotic-associated diarrhea, Healthcare associated infection, Loop-mediated isothermal amplification, Ambulatory Care Facilities, Clostridium Infections, Diarrhea, Hospitals, Humans, Long-Term Care, Prevalence, Retrospective Studies
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    Author List

  • Krishna A; Pervaiz A; Lephart P; Tarabishy N; Varakantam S; Kotecha A; Awali RA; Kaye KS; Chopra T
  • Start Page

  • 1157
  • End Page

  • 1159
  • Volume

  • 45
  • Issue

  • 10