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Clostridioides difficile MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Clostridioides difficile
Tree Number(s)
B03.353.625.657.500
Unique ID
D016360
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016360
Annotation
infection: coordinate with probably ENTEROCOLITIS, PSEUDOMEMBRANOUS; otherwise coordinate with CLOSTRIDIOIDES DIFFICILE INFECTIONS see CLOSTRIDIUM INFECTIONS
Scope Note
A common inhabitant of the colon flora in human infants and sometimes in adults. The type species Clostridioides difficile is formerly known as Clostridium difficile. It is a causative agent for CLOSTRIDIOIDES INFECTIONS and is associated with PSEUDOMEMBRANOUS ENTEROCOLITIS in patients receiving antibiotic therapy.
Entry Term(s)
Clostridium difficile
Registry Number
txid1496
NLM Classification #
QW 127.5.C5
Previous Indexing
Clostridium (1976-1990)
See Also
Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous
Public MeSH Note
2021; see Clostridium difficile 1991-2020
History Note
2021; use Clostridium difficile 1991-2020
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1990/05/25
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Clostridioides difficile Preferred
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