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91 Antibiotic Use and Treatment of Clostridium Difficile in Palliative Care Patients
  1. Emer McKennaa,b,
  2. Dr Averil Fountainc and
  3. Margaret Kendalld
  1. a Royal Liverpool Hospital
  2. b Marie Curie Research Institute, Linda McCarthy Centre, Liverpool
  3. c Halton and St Helens PCT, Halton Haven Hospice, Runcorn
  4. d Delamere Centre, North Cheshire Hospitals, Runcorn

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Background

Invasive interventions, including parenteral antibiotics, are increasingly being used in palliative care settings. Common sites of infection are urinary tract (40%), respiratory tract (25%), skin and subcutaneous tissue (15%). Nationally, in the general population, there has been an increase by 17% in the number of cases of Clostridium difficile, 20% of which infections occur in patients under 65 …

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