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Table 1 Clinical and laboratory characteristics of patients with CDI infected with ribotype 027 and other ribotypes

From: Clostridioides difficile ribotype distribution in a large teaching hospital in Serbia

 Ribotype 027 (N = 53)
n (%)
Other ribotypes (N = 11)
n (%)
p
2014/2015 (N = 45)43 (95.6%)2 (4.4%)< 0.001
2017/2018 (N = 19)10 (52.6%)9 (47.4%)
Age > 65 years45 (84.9%)8 (72.7%)0.330
Fever23 (43.3%)3 (27.3%)0.076
Abdominal cramps44 (83%)5 (45.5%)0.007
Vomiting9 (16.9%)00.140
Abdominal distension7 (13.2%)1 (9%)0.805
Hypotension23 (43.4%)6 (54.5%)0.499
Initial number of stools (n)1.67 ± 0.81.50 ± 0.70.766
Loose (mucoid) stools44 (83%)7 (63.4%)0.325
CRP > 100 mg/l21 (39.6%)5 (45.5%)0.353
WBC > 15 × 109/l27 (50.9%)1 (9%)0.274
Albumin < 30 g/l34 (64.1%)7 (63.6%)0.618
Ascites7 (13.2%)1 (9%)0.707
Time to resolution of diarrhea (days)5.5 ± 2.86.8 ± 4.80.275
Severe CDI41 (77.3%)4 (36.4%)0.006
Severe, complicated CDI5 (9.4%)1 (0.9%)1.000
First episode29 (54.7%)4 (36.4%)0.637
  1. WBC white blood cell count, CRP-C reactive protein