An evaluation of the impact of a single-dose intravenous immunoglobulin regimen in the treatment of clostridium difficile infections

M.A. Aldeyab, J.C. McElnay, M.G. Scott, C. Edwards, Elizabeth Davies, F.W. Darwish Elhajji, G. Conlon, F.A. Magee, P.J. Barr, M.P. Kearney

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7 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-633
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Jun 2011

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Correspondence Address: Aldeyab, M. A.; Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast, BT9 7BL Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom; email:

Chemicals/CAS: immunoglobulin, 9007-83-4; metronidazole, 39322-38-8, 443-48-1; vancomycin, 1404-90-6, 1404-93-9; Bacterial Toxins; Enterotoxins; Immunoglobulins, Intravenous; Immunologic Factors; tcdA protein, Clostridium difficile

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  • immunoglobulin
  • metronidazole
  • vancomycin
  • aged
  • clinical article
  • Clostridium difficile infection
  • controlled study
  • human
  • length of stay
  • letter
  • male
  • single drug dose
  • treatment outcome
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Bacterial Toxins
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Clostridium Infections
  • Enterotoxins
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulins, Intravenous
  • Immunologic Factors
  • Length of Stay
  • Male
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Treatment Outcome

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