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Clostridium difficile infection after malaria chemoprophylaxis with doxycycline: Is there an association?
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PMID:  21767993     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Malaria chemoprophylaxis with doxycycline is commonly used in the United Kingdom and in many other countries. It is considered to be associated with an increased risk of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD). We describe a case of diarrhea and a positive stool assay for C. difficile in a returning traveler, and review available literature. The commonly held concept of an association between doxycycline chemoprophylaxis and CDAD is not supported by available data.
Authors:
Ami Neuberger; Eli Schwartz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Travel medicine and infectious disease     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-0442     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230758     Medline TA:  Travel Med Infect Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Affiliation:
The Unit of Infectious Diseases, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.
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