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Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) Severity Index (CSI)

Purpose:

To identify a patient with severe Clostridium difficile disease at the time of hospital admission using the CSI of Lungulescu et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Gastroenterology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

A04.7

Description:

Lungulescu et al reported an index for identifying a patient with severe Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) at the time of hospital admission. This can help to identify a patient who may require more aggressive management. The authors are from Dunbury Hospital in Dunbury, Connecticut.

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