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C. diff infection requires urgent and aggressive action.
A major and urgent threat, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), C. difficile infection is one of the most common healthcare-associated infections in US hospitals, affecting approximately half a million people annually.1,2
associated with C. difficile infection
up to 60%5
Mortality associated with C. difficile infection:
30-day mortality rate of C. difficile infection ranges from 5% to 14% after an initial episode.2,7
A study of Medicare patients with community-acquired C. difficile infection documented a 9% mortality rate during inpatient stay.8
In a recent CDC reseach letter, patients (N=9) with severe-acute-respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (COVID-19) and C. difficile infection had a 44% mortality rate.9
Unfortunately, C. difficile infection may be the beginning of a vicious cycle of recurrence.