Vitamin D levels have impact on clostridium difficile infections

Hospital patients who have a blood vitamin D level within normal limits are more protected against gut infection caused by the bug Clostridium difficile, US research shows. The researchers conducted a retrospective case-control study evaluating patients hospitalised between 2007 and 2013 with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and a positive C. difficile toxin assay.

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