Recurrence of Clostridium difficile Infection in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The RECIDIVISM Study

Roshan Razik, Amir Rumman, Zoya Bahreini, Allison McGeer, Geoffrey C. Nguyen

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OBJECTIVES:Recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (rCDI) contributes to a significant burden of disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In this study, we seek to identify risk factors for rCDI in a population of IBD patients at the Mount Sinai Hospital IBD Centre.METHODS:In this retrospective cohort study, IBD patients with rCDI diagnosed between 2010 and 2013 were identified and compared with IBD patients with single-episode CDI. Multivariate regression was used to identify predictors of rCDI in IBD. Outcome analysis was performed for hospitalizations due to CDI, colectomy, and CDI-attributable mortality.RESULTS:A total of 503 patients were included, 110 (22%) of whom had IBD (49% CD, 51% ulcerative colitis). Recurrent CDI occurred in 32% of IBD patients compared with 24% of non-IBD patients (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
StateAccepted/In press - May 24 2016
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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