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Control of Nosocomial Clostridium difficile Transmission in Bone Marrow Transplant Patients
Hend Hanna , MD, MPH, Issam Raad , MD, Virginia Gonzalez , BS, MT, Jan Umphrey , BS, MPH, Jeffrey Tarrand , MD, Joyce Neumann , MS, AOCN and Richard Champlin , MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 21, No. 3 (March 2000), pp. 226-228
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/501751
Page Count: 3
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ABSTRACT This is a report of six cases of Clostridium difficile‐associated diarrhea (CDAD) that occurred among cancer patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation in a tertiary‐care cancer hospital. Specific infection control measures that were taken to minimize the nosocomial spread of CDAD also are discussed.
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