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Table 3 Summary of positive surface Clostridium difficile cultures

From: Molecular epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection in Iranian hospitals

Category Samples (n = 247) Non-toxigenic C.difficile colonization n (%) Toxigenic CdCa, n (%)
HCW’b hands 73 21 (28.8) 4 (5.4)
Skin of patients 82 17 (20.7) 7 (8.5)
ICU devices: 52 4 (7.7) 0
Bed sheets 40 5 (12.5) 0
  1. aClostridium difficile colonization (CdC),
  2. bhealth care worker (HCW)