Clostridium difficile (CD) is the most common cause of health-care-associated infectious diarrhea with increasing incidence and severity in recent years. The main cause of hospital's acquired cross infections can be attributed to incorrect hand hygiene. We described the epidemiology of CD infection (CDI) in a teaching hospital in Southern Italy during a two years surveillance period and evaluated the health-care workers compliance to hand hygiene.

Healthcare-associated Clostridium difficile infection: role of correct hand hygiene in cross-infection control

Ragusa, R
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Giorgianni, G;Lupo, L;Sciacca, A;La Verde, M;Marranzano, M
2018-01-01

Abstract

Clostridium difficile (CD) is the most common cause of health-care-associated infectious diarrhea with increasing incidence and severity in recent years. The main cause of hospital's acquired cross infections can be attributed to incorrect hand hygiene. We described the epidemiology of CD infection (CDI) in a teaching hospital in Southern Italy during a two years surveillance period and evaluated the health-care workers compliance to hand hygiene.
2018
Clostridium difficile infection; HA-CDI; Hands hygiene; Pediatric HAI; Prevention HAI; Clostridium Infections; Clostridium difficile; Cross Infection; Hand Disinfection; Hospitalization; Humans; Incidence; Infection Control; Italy; Observation; Hand Hygiene
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