The treatment and prevention of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in the long-term care (LTC) setting presents unique challenges. In this review, we offer an overview of CDI treatment along with a brief discussion of infection control strategies in the LTC setting. The approach to recurrent CDI is also addressed.
Key words: Clostridium difficile, aging, metronidazole, vancomycin, long-term care.
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