Introduction: The risk factors and clinical impact of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales (CRE) coinfection among hospitalized patients with Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) were analyzed in this study. Materials and Methods: A clinical study was performed at the medical wards of Tainan Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare in southern Taiwan. Patients with CDI between January 2013 and April 2020 were included. Results: Among 238 patients included for analysis, 22 (9.2%) patients developed CRE coinfections within 14 days before or after the onset of CDI. CDI patients with CRE coinfection had longer hospitalization stays (103.0 ± 97.0 days vs 42.5 ± 109.6 days, P = 0.01) than those without CRE coinfection. In the multivariate analysis, age (odds ratio [OR] 1.05, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.01–1.10, P = 0.02) was independently associated with CRE coinfection. In contrast, underlying old stroke (OR 0.15, 95% CI 0.03–0.70, P = 0.02) was negatively linked to CRE coinfection. Conclusion: Among patients with CDI, CRE coinfections were associated with prolonged hospitalization for CDI. Age was an independent risk factor for CRE coinfection among patients with CDI.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Infection and Drug Resistance|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Infectious Diseases
- Pharmacology (medical)