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High frequency of Clostridium difficile infections in Brazil: Results from a multicenter point-prevalence study

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 March 2019

Renata N. Pires
Affiliation:
Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde De Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Diego R. Falci
Affiliation:
Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Programa de Pós-Graduação em Medicina: Ciências Médicas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Alexandre A. Monteiro
Affiliation:
Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde De Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Cassia F.B. Caurio
Affiliation:
Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde De Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Felipe F. Tuon
Affiliation:
Escola de Medicina, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Eduardo A. Medeiros
Affiliation:
Hospital São Paulo, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Ivan L. França
Affiliation:
Hospital AC Camargo, São Paulo, Brazil
Josiane F. John
Affiliation:
Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição - GHC, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Teresa C.T. Sukiennik
Affiliation:
Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Gabriele Z. Saldanha
Affiliation:
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Microbiologia Agrícola e do Ambiente, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Andreza F. Martins
Affiliation:
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Microbiologia Agrícola e do Ambiente, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Alessandro C. Pasqualotto
Affiliation:
Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde De Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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