Trends in mortality and morbidity related to Clostridium difficile infections, Belgium 1998-2007

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Abstract:

Background Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) incidence and mortality increased in North America and Europe over the last decade. Emerging hypervirulent, fluoroquinolone-resistant strains might have contributed to this. We measured CDI-related mortality, incidence and number of diagnostic tests performed for the period 1998-2007, to assess the epidemiology of CDI in Belgium. Methods We selected available data from: (1) mortality registries from Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia regions, (1998-2007)-records with ICD-10 code for Clostridium difficile enterocolitis. (2) from the Belg…

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