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Excessive antibiotic use increases risk of recurrent C.Dif

Wednesday, January 9, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Unnecessary Antibiotic Use Increases Recurrence in C.Dif Patients


A study on the current issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology reports 77 percent of patients with new-onset Clostridium difficile (C.dif) infections hjad received at least one dose of unnecessary antibiotics during or within 30 daysof their initial C.dif treatment. Unnecessary antibiotics increase risk of recurrence of the infection, researchers found. Common reasons for unnecessary antibiotics use included prescriptions for urinary tract infections and pneumonia without evidence of either being present and inappropriate surgical prophylaxis.

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