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Burden of Clostridium Difficile Infection in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

2016-02

Alina Constantin, Madalina Ilie, Daniela Tabacelia, Bogdan Popa, Gabriel Constantinescu, Radu Tincu, Radu Alexandru Macovei

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC), is characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. There is epidemiologic evidence that in patients with IBD, Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) occurs more frequently than in the general population and that these rates have been increasing over the past several decades. [...]

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