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Table 1 Specimen collection available

From: Antibiotic susceptibility of Clostridium difficile is similar worldwide over two decades despite widespread use of broad-spectrum antibiotics: an analysis done at the University Hospital of Zurich

Total number of patients n = 94
  "Inpatients" n = 82 "Outpatients" n = 12
Clinical data sets Data complete of n = 78 Charts missing n = 4 Data complete
Stool analysis positive for toxin/culture; n = 94 +/+ −/+ +/−* +/+ −/+ +/+ −/+ +/−*
38 31 9 2 2 6 5 1
Antibiotic susceptibility testing done in n = 86 36** 31 4 2 2 6 4** 1
  1. *a stool specimen taken a couple of days apart with growth of C. difficile was used for antibiotic susceptibility testing; an alternative stool specimens was only available in 4/9 cases in the inpatient cohort.
  2. **in two and one cases, respectively, from in- and outpatients, cultures were lost and no antimicrobial susceptibility testing could be done.