- •We identified risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection in oncology patients.
- •Risk factors evaluated included demographic variables, cancer treatment, and antibiotic use.
- •Age, prior blood transfusion, and receipt of specific antibiotic classes were associated with Clostridium difficile infection.
- •Prior history of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) was a highly significant risk factor for CDI.
- •Hospitalized oncology patients may be particularly high risk for Clostridium difficile infection.
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Previous Presentation The data in the manuscript was presented in part as an abstract at ID Week 2015; October 9, 2015; San Diego, CA (abstract 931).
Conflicts of Interest: None to report.