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Oral metronidazole equivalent to vancomycin for C difficile

from Medscape Medical News

Oral vancomycin and oral metronidazole appear to be equally effective in treating patients with Clostridium difficile infection, regardless of the severity of infection, lead author Qamar Saleheen, M.D., an infectious diseases fellow at the Hines Veterans Administration Hospital in Illinois, reported during a poster session at the 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. The rate of recurrence and the complication rate were not statistically different between the two drugs, he announced. more

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