Body mass index greater than 35 is associated with severe Clostridium difficile infection Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Body Mass Index
  • Clostridium Infections
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Cross Infection
  • Obesity
  • Severity of Illness Index

abstract

  • This study has identified an association between body mass index and Clostridium difficile infection severity. A BMI>35 kg/m2 is an independent risk factor for severe community-onset and hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infections.

publication date

  • January 2017

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/apt.13832

PubMed ID

  • 27790736

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 75

end page

  • 81

volume

  • 45

number

  • 1