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Clostridioides difficile infections complicating combat-injured patients from Iraq and Afghanistan

  • Sarah E. Schall (a1), Ping Li (a2) (a3), Timothy J. Whitman (a4), Joseph L. Petfield (a5), David R. Tribble (a2) and Dana M. Blyth (a1)...

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Author for correspondence: Dana Blyth, E-mail: Dana.m.blyth.mil@mail.mil

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PREVIOUS PRESENTATION: Some of these data were presented at 2018 IDWeek, A Joint Meeting of Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), October 4, 2018, in San Francisco, California.

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Clostridioides difficile infections complicating combat-injured patients from Iraq and Afghanistan

  • Sarah E. Schall (a1), Ping Li (a2) (a3), Timothy J. Whitman (a4), Joseph L. Petfield (a5), David R. Tribble (a2) and Dana M. Blyth (a1)...

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