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Bhangu et al.1have published their findings on the optimum timing of blood tests for patients with Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD). They report that the white cell blood (WBC) count in the first 3 days of disease is the strongest serum predictor of mortality and should be routinely monitored. Also, a WBC count of 20 ×109/L or greater may be the best cutoff value to objectively identify cases at higher risk of death.
We conducted a retrospective chart review to assess the …
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