Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Clostridium Enterocolitis Incidence

Facts about pseudomembranous colitis:

  • About 1 out of every 15,000 people treated with an antibiotic develop pseudomembranous colitis.
  • The incidence of pseudomembranous colitis is on the rise, with approximately 500,000 cases annually in the USA.
  • Approximately 15,000 to 30,000 people die each year from pseudomembranous colitis in the USA.

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Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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