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Management of Clostridium difficile diarrhoea in District General Hospital, audit for 3months and review of literature

V Dixit, J Sellars


Clostridium difficileis one of the most important causes of diarrhoea especially following antibiotic course. Elderly population is more susceptible and results in significant mortality and morbidity. We audited twenty four cases of Clostridium difficile in our hospital over duration of three months. We looked into the demographic
features of the patient population and compliance with the Trust guidelines for the management of the diarrhoea.

Keywords:Diarrhoea, Clostridium difficile, Management.

Internet Journal of Medical Update Vol. 2 (1) 2007: pp. 25-28
AJOL African Journals Online