Control of infectious diseases in the era of European clinical microbiology laboratory consolidation: New challenges and opportunities for the patient and for public health surveillance
Vandenberg, O., Kozlakidis, Z., Schrenzel, J., Struelens, M.J., Breuer, J.
Infection control measures to limit the spread of Clostridium difficileArchived
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is an intestinal infection usually acquired in hospital settings, after antibiotic treatment. The clinical spectrum of CDI ranges from mild diarrhoea to severe life-threatening pseudomembranous colitis. In the recent years, an increased incidence of CDI has been reported in Europe and worldwide.