Open access peer-reviewed chapter

Overview of Clostridium difficile Infection: Life Cycle, Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Resistance and Treatment

By Joana Isidro, Aristides L. Mendes, Mónica Serrano, Adriano O. Henriques and Mónica Oleastro

Submitted: October 31st 2016Reviewed: April 7th 2017Published: September 27th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69053

Downloaded: 437

© 2017 The Author(s). Licensee IntechOpen. This chapter is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

How to cite and reference

Link to this chapter Copy to clipboard

Cite this chapter Copy to clipboard

Joana Isidro, Aristides L. Mendes, Mónica Serrano, Adriano O. Henriques and Mónica Oleastro (September 27th 2017). Overview of Clostridium difficile Infection: Life Cycle, Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Resistance and Treatment, Clostridium Difficile Shymaa Enany, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69053. Available from:

Embed this chapter on your site Copy to clipboard

<iframe src="http://www.intechopen.com/embed/clostridium-difficile-a-comprehensive-overview/overview-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-life-cycle-epidemiology-antimicrobial-resistance-and-tre" />

Embed this code snippet in the HTML of your website to show this chapter

chapter statistics

437total chapter downloads

More statistics for editors and authors

Login to your personal dashboard for more detailed statistics on your publications.

Access personal reporting

Related Content

This Book

Next chapter

Clostridium difficile Infection: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment

By Laura Fernández-García, Lucia Blasco, María López and Maria Tomás

Related Book

First chapter

Staphylococcus aureus: Overview of Bacteriology, Clinical Diseases, Epidemiology, Antibiotic Resistance and Therapeutic Approach

By Arumugam Gnanamani, Periasamy Hariharan and Maneesh Paul- Satyaseela

We are IntechOpen, the world's leading publisher of Open Access books. Built by scientists, for scientists. Our readership spans scientists, professors, researchers, librarians, and students, as well as business professionals. We share our knowledge and peer-reveiwed research papers with libraries, scientific and engineering societies, and also work with corporate R&D departments and government entities.

+3,550 Open Access Books

+57,400 Citations in Web of Science

+108,500 IntechOpen Authors and Academic Editors

+560,000 Unique visitors per month

More about us