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Volume 17, Number 10—October 2011

Dispatch

Clostridium difficile Infection in Outpatients, Maryland and Connecticut, USA, 2002–2007

Jon Mark HirshonComments to Author , Angela D. Thompson, Brandi Limbago, L. Clifford McDonald, Michelle Bonkosky, Robert Heimer, James Meek, Volker Mai, and Christopher R. Braden
Author affiliations: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (J.M. Hirshon); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (A.D. Thompson, B. Limbago, L.C. McDonald, M. Bonkosky, C. Braden); Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA (R. Heimer, J. Meek); University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA (V. Mai)

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Table 2

Characteristics of CDI case-patients who had no identified risk factors, Maryland and Connecticut, USA, 2002−2007*

Patient ID Recruitment site Age/sex Race/ethnicity Other medical conditions Co-infections
1 Maryland 62 y/M White Hypertension, GERD, COPD/asthma, depression/anxiety
2 Maryland 6 mo/M White Reflux C. perfringens, rotavirus
3 Yale 20 mo/M Hispanic None Norovirus
4 Yale 5 mo/M White None
5 Yale 28 y/F Black None Rotavirus
6 Yale 34 y/F Hispanic Polycystic ovary disease, diabetes, GERD
7 Yale 4 mo/M Hispanic None Norovirus

*CDI, Clostridium difficile infection; GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

*CDI, Clostridium difficile infection; GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

*CDI, Clostridium difficile infection; GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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