20. Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment

  1. John WD McDonald Professor of Medicine3,
  2. Andrew K Burroughs Professor of Hepatology Consultant Physician/Hepatologist4,
  3. Brian G Feagan Professor of Medicine3 and
  4. M Brian Fennerty Professor of Medicine5
  1. Lynne V McFarland1 and
  2. Christina M Surawicz2

Published Online: 22 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch20

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

How to Cite

McFarland, L. V. and Surawicz, C. M. (2010) Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment, in Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition (eds J. W. McDonald, A. K. Burroughs, B. G. Feagan and M. B. Fennerty), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Robarts Clinical Trials, Robarts Research Unit, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  2. 4

    The Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre, Royal Free Hospital, and University College London, London, UK

  3. 5

    Oregon Health and Science University, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Portland, Oregon, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Washington, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Gastroenterology, Harborview Medical Center, Washington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181938

Online ISBN: 9781444314403

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Keywords:

  • Treatment for the initial episode;
  • Treatment for recurrent CDAD;
  • Clostridium difficile associated disease: Diagnosis and treatment;
  • Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD);
  • rapid enzyme-immunoassays (EIA);
  • glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH);
  • Vancomycin or metronidazole treatments;
  • Other investigational treatments;
  • Treatment of a symptomatic carriers;
  • Environmental disinfectants

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Epidemiology

  • Treatment for the initial episode

  • Treatment for recurrent CDAD

  • Prevention

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgement

  • References