Particularities of Clostridium Difficile Infection in Patients with Psychiatric Pathology

Liliana Baroiu, Lucreţia Anghel, Caterina Dumitru, Alina Viorica Iancu, Miruna Drăgănescu, Anamaria Ciubara

Abstract


Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a new pathology, but increasingly common in the elderly patient, with multiple comorbidities that often alter his quality of life and aggravate his vital prognosis. Material and method: The study is a prospective, observational, controlled active study, performed on 706 patients admitted to the Hospital "St. Parascheva Galați Infectious Diseases Clinical Hospital ” between 1.01.2017 ÷ 31.12.2018 with the diagnosis of CDI, of which 69 patients were associated with psychiatric disorders (PD).

Results: The demographic, clinical and paraclinical characters that differentiated the group with CDI and PD from the group with CDI and various comorbidities, statistically significant, were:female sex, predominant in the group with PD, older age in the group with PD, Charlson score with values higher in the PD group, Atlas score with higher values in the PD group, the number of deaths that occurred in the first 30 days after the CDI episode, as well as the number of deaths that occurred in the first 6 months after the CDI, higher in the group with CDI and PD compared to the group with CDI and various comorbidities.

Keywords


Clostridium difficile; comorbidities; dementia; prognosis

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18662/brain/11.1Sup2/32

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