Seek and you shall find: prevalence of Clostridium difficile in Wuhan, China.

Research paper by Jodi J Galaydick, Yaqing Y Xu, Lisa L Sun, Emily E Landon, Stephen G SG Weber, Daiyan D Sun, Junying J Zhou, Renslow R Sherer

Indexed on: 06 Jan '15Published on: 06 Jan '15Published in: AJIC - American Journal of Infection Control


Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is one of the leading health care acquired-infections in the United States, but much of the epidemiology and burden of disease is unknown in China. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and possible risk factors of CDI among hospitalized patients with diarrhea in Wuhan, China. The overall prevalence of CDI was 28% (31/111). The findings of this study suggest the prevalence of CDI in hospitalized patients with diarrhea is higher then what has been previously reported in the current literature.