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Antibiotic Stewardship and Clostridium difficile–Associated Disease

  • Franziska Nuila (a1), Richard M. Cadle (a1), Nancy Logan (a1), Daniel M. Musher (a1) and Members of the Infectious Disease Section of the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center...
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Infectious Disease Section, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030 (daniel.musher@med.va.gov)

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Antibiotic Stewardship and Clostridium difficile–Associated Disease

  • Franziska Nuila (a1), Richard M. Cadle (a1), Nancy Logan (a1), Daniel M. Musher (a1) and Members of the Infectious Disease Section of the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center...

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