Title

Tigecycline for severe Clostridium difficile infection

Authors

Authors

A. Thomas; F. Khan; N. Uddin;M. R. Wallace

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Int. J. Infect. Dis.

Keywords

Clostridium difficile; Colitis; Tigecycline; UPDATE; Infectious Diseases

Abstract

Limited data suggest that tigecycline may be of value in the treatment of Clostridiumdifficile infection. We reviewed our experience using tigecycline to treat severe c. difficile and compared outcomes to similarly ill patients who did not receive tigecycline. We found no difference between the groups. Further study is needed before tigecycline can be recommended for use in severe C. difficile infection. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of International Society for Infectious Diseases. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/).

Journal Title

International Journal of Infectious Diseases

Volume

26

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

171

Last Page

172

WOS Identifier

WOS:000343818300039

ISSN

1201-9712

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