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Clostridium difficile

"Clostridium difficile" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A common inhabitant of the colon flora in human infants and sometimes in adults. It produces a toxin that causes pseudomembranous enterocolitis (ENTEROCOLITIS, PSEUDOMEMBRANOUS) in patients receiving antibiotic therapy.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Clostridium difficile" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Clostridium difficile" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 341 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 33 publications in 2014 and 2018
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