Hospitalizations and Deaths Associated with Clostridium difficile Infection, Finland, 1996–20041
Outi Lyytikäinen , Heli Turunen, Reijo Sund, Marja Rasinperä, Eija Könönen, Petri Ruutu, and Ilmo Keskimäki
Author affiliations: National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland (O. Lyytikäinen, M. Rasinperä, P. Ruutu, E. Könönen); National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki (H. Turunen, R. Sund, I. Keskimäki)
Figure 1. Number of hospital discharges with Clostridium difficile listed as any and primary diagnoses, 1996–2004, Finland. International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, codes K52.8, “pseudomembranous enterocolitis associated with antimicrobial drug therapy,” and A04.7, “enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile.”
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