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Clostridioides difficile infection in a rural New Zealand secondary care centre: an incidence case-control study.


Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) is a form of antibiotic-associated infectious diarrhoea resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Community-acquired disease in low-risk individuals is increasingly recognised. There are limited New Zealand data published. To determine the incidence and location of onset of CDI cases in the Manawatu region, and further describe the demographics, risk factors and prevalent C. difficile ribotypes of the population.

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