Bacterial Infections

  • Author: Harjot K. Singh, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD; Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 8/31/21 (What's New)

Summary

  • Prevalence of Clostridium difficile infection in resource-limited countries is relatively high[Samie 2008; Chaudhry 2008; Jha 2012]
  • A report identified the highly virulent NAP-1 strain in a patient in South Korea[Tae 2009]
  • This strain can cause large outbreaks, severe disease, and multiple relapses

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