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Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults and Children: 2017 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)

Published: by Clinical Infectious Diseases

Topic: Clostridioides difficile Infection (CDI), News | Resource type: Guidelines

The 2017 IDSA/SHEA updated guidelines were published in Clinical Infectious Diseases this week and may be accessed here. The authors updated the 2010 guidelines and also added guidance for pediatrics. The new guidelines showcase the ongoing and ever evolving controversy and debate over what is the BEST way to determine whether a patient has C. difficile infection rather than C. difficile colonization. It all starts with culturing practices and assuring that we are not testing patients who have a low probability of having the disease. View... read more