- •In a large cohort, 4.05% of patients were colonized with Clostridium difficile on admission.
- •Risk factors for Clostridium difficile colonization on admission were identified.
- •Most patients with Clostridium difficile colonization carried non-NAP1, non-NAP2 strains.
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Funding/support: This work was supported by the Consortium de Recherche sur le Clostridium difficile.
Additional information: The Consortium de Recherche sur le Clostridium difficile consists of the following partners: Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Ministre de la Santé et des Services Sociaux du Québec, Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec, Health Canada, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, McGill University Health Centre, CHU de Québec, and CHU de Sherbrooke.
Conflicts of interest: None to report.