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The roles of Clostridium difficile and norovirus among gastroenteritis-associated deaths in the United States, 1999-2007.

Authors
  • Hall, Aron J
  • Curns, Aaron T
  • McDonald, L Clifford
  • Parashar, Umesh D
  • Lopman, Ben A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2012
Volume
55
Issue
2
Pages
216–223
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/cid/cis386
PMID: 22491338
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Gastroenteritis-associated mortality has more than doubled during the past decade, primarily affecting the elderly. C. difficile is the main contributor to gastroenteritis-associated deaths, largely accounting for the increasing trend, and norovirus is probably the second leading infectious cause. These findings can help guide appropriate clinical management strategies and vaccine development.

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