Clostridium difficile infection

Clostridium difficile infection is an increasingly common infective healthcare-associated diarrhoea. This PrimeView highlights how the bacterium causes disease, which typically emerges after antibiotic-mediated dysbiosis of the gut.

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Clostridium difficile infection. Nat Rev Dis Primers 2, 16021 (2016).

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