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The sharp rise is independent of known C diff risk factors and occurred across all US regions.
The study appears to be the first to measure colonization incidence or infections as a primary outcome.
One study found that antibiotic use was the main factor driving differences.
Within 2 months of admission, 29% of C diff patients died, compared with 14% of the control group.
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