Prevalence of human norovirus and Clostridium difficile coinfections in adult hospitalized patients

Janelle N. Stokely, Sandra Niendorf, Stefan Taube, Marina Höhne, Vincent B. Young, Mary A. M. Rogers & Christiane E. Wobus
Objective: Human norovirus (HuNoV) and Clostridium difficile are common causes of infectious gastroenteritis in adults in the US. However, limited information is available regarding HuNoV and C. difficile coinfections. Our study was designed to evaluate the prevalence of HuNoV and C. difficile coinfections among adult patients in a hospital setting and disease symptomatology. Study design and setting: For a cross-sectional analysis, 384 fecal samples were tested for the presence of C. difficile toxins from patients...
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