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Clostridium difficile infection seasonality: Patterns across hemispheres and continents - A systematic review

Furuya Kanamori, Luis; McKenzie, Samantha; Yakob, Laith; Clark, Justin; Paterson, D L; Riley, Thomas; Clements, Archie


Background: Studies have demonstrated seasonal variability in rates of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). Synthesising all available information on seasonality is a necessary step in identifying large-scale epidemiological patterns and elucidating underlying causes. Methods: Three medical and life sciences publication databases were searched from inception to October 2014 for longitudinal epidemiological studies written in English, Spanish or Portuguese that reported the incidence of CDI....[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120730


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