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Gastric acid suppressants are associated with risk of C difficile infection

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 29 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1584
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Gastric acid suppressants should be stopped in patients with Clostridium difficile infection, researchers suggest in JAMA Internal Medicine.1

Their meta-analysis found that the use of proton pump inhibitors and histamine H2 receptor blockers was associated with a 50% higher risk of recurring C difficile infection than in patients who were not taking gastric acid …

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