Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection in Belgium: Report 2014

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Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a major cause of diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis in acute and chronic care healthcare facilities. During the last decade, an increase in the incidence has been reported worldwide. This had been attributed to multiple factors including a more frail and older patient population, increased use of antibiotics that trigger the infection, and the emergence of virulent strains. This report summarises the different sources of data available to describe the epidemiology of CDI in Belgium: epidemiological data from the mandatory surveillance scheme in h…

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