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Vitamin D deficiency: A potential risk factor for Clostridium difficile infection

Authors Youssef, Grant W, Peiris

Received 6 August 2012

Accepted for publication 7 August 2012

Published 8 October 2012 Volume 2012:5 Pages 115—116

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/RMHP.S36781

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Dima Youssef,1 William B Grant,2 Alan N Peiris3,4

1
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, 2Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center, San Francisco, CA USA; 3Department of Medicine, Mountain Home VAMC, 4Department of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA

In the July 3, 2012 issue of the journal of Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, Martinez et al present a nice review on Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections.1 The different manifestations of this challenging disease along with the high cost and burden on the health care system were discussed. While the authors did an admirable job in discussing traditional risk factors, they do not mention vitamin D deficiency.

View original paper by Martinez and colleagues.

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