Is the Incidence of Clostridium difficile in Nosocomial Diarrhoea Underestimated?


AKGÜL Ö., Sapmaz B., Catal F., ÇALIŞKAN R., Yuksel P. , ÖNER Y. A. , ...More

FLORA-INFEKSIYON HASTALIKLARI VE KLINIK MIKROBIYOLOJI DERGISI, vol.23, no.2, pp.59-63, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/flora.66605
  • Title of Journal : FLORA-INFEKSIYON HASTALIKLARI VE KLINIK MIKROBIYOLOJI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-63

Abstract

Introduction: Clostridium difficile is a gram-positive, obligatory anaerobe, spore-forming microorganism, which is highly associated with nosocomial infections. In our hospital and our country, the incidence of nosocomial diarrhoea and C. difficile-associated nosocomial diarrhoea rates are not clear. Determining the C. difficile-associated nosocomial diarrhoea incidence, reviewing the current resistance status of C. difficile, and evaluating diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for this pathogen were the major aims of the present study.