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Volume 15, Number 3—March 2009

CME ACTIVITY - Research

Clinical Risk Factors for Severe Clostridium difficile–associated Disease

Timothy J. HenrichComments to Author , Douglas Krakower, Asaf Bitton, and Deborah S. Yokoe
Author affiliations: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (T.J. Henrich, D. Krakower, A. Bitton, D.S. Yokoe); Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (D. Krakower); Harvard Medical School, Boston (Deborah S. Yokoe)

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Table 2

Severe CDAD and death as a result of CDAD, by age group, June 2005–May 2006*

Age group, y Total no. patients Severe CDAD, no. (%) Deaths from CDAD, no. (%)
18–50 60 3 (5.0) 0 (0)
51–60 70 8 (11.4) 5 (7.1)
61–70 76 4 (5.2) 1 (1.3)
71–80 83 13 (15.7) 8 (9.6)
81–90 40 11 (27.5) 6 (15.0)
>90
7
2 (28.6)
1 (14.3)
Total 336 41 (12.2) 21 (6.3)

*CDAD, Clostridium difficile–associated disease.

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