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A unique strain of community-acquired Clostridium difficile in severe complicated infection and death of a young adult

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, July 2013
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Title
A unique strain of community-acquired Clostridium difficile in severe complicated infection and death of a young adult
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, July 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-13-299
Pubmed ID
Authors

Orville D Heslop, Karen Roye-Green, Kathleen Coard, Michael R Mulvey

Abstract

Clostridium difficile is the major cause of nosocomial antibiotic-associated diarrhoea with the potential risk of progressing to severe clinical outcomes including death. It is not unusual for Clostridium difficile infection to progress to complications of toxic megacolon, bowel perforation and even Gram-negative sepsis following pathological changes in the intestinal mucosa. These complications are however less commonly seen in community-acquired Clostridium difficile infection than in hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infection. To the best of our knowledge, this was the first case of community-acquired Clostridium difficile infection of its type seen in Jamaica.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 51 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 8 16%
Other 7 14%
Researcher 5 10%
Librarian 4 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 8%
Other 16 31%
Unknown 7 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 35%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 18%
Immunology and Microbiology 7 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Other 4 8%
Unknown 9 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 July 2013.
All research outputs
#6,402,837
of 11,242,249 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#1,936
of 4,203 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#59,115
of 133,346 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#75
of 142 outputs
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