Clostridium difficile Infection in the Elderly.

Clinics in geriatric medicine

PubMedID: 24267604

Keller JM, Surawicz CM. Clostridium difficile Infection in the Elderly. Clin Geriatr Med. 2014;30(1):79-93.
Clostridium difficile-associated illness is an increasingly prevalent and morbid condition. The elderly population is at a disproportionate risk of developing symptomatic disease and associated complications, including progression to severe or fulminant disease, and development of recurrent infections. This article analyzes the factors that influence C difficile disease propensity and severity, with particular attention directed toward features relevant to the rapidly aging population.