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Impact of Clostridium difficile colitis on 5-year health outcomes in patients with ulcerative colitis.

Authors
  • Murthy, S K
  • Steinhart, A H
  • Tinmouth, J
  • Austin, P C
  • Daneman, N
  • Nguyen, G C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2012
Volume
36
Issue
11-12
Pages
1032–1039
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/apt.12073
PMID: 23061526
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Clostridium difficile colitis is associated with increased short-term and long-term mortality risks among hospitalised ulcerative colitis patients. As colectomy risk is not similarly impacted by Clostridium difficile colitis, factors predictive of death among C. difficile-infected ulcerative colitis patients require elucidation.

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