Depression may raise the risk of C. difficile

Rates of CDI continue to rise throughout Australia, with cases more than doubling in the last two years.

Research linking certain types of antidepressants to an increase in the risk of CDI provides a timely reminder of the problem of community acquired infection, according to microbiologist and immunologist Professor Tom Riley, of the University of Western Australia.

US researchers studied CDI in people with and without depression and found those with major depression had a 36% increased