New data presented at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC 2014) show that overall treatment costs for cancer patients with clostridium difficile infection (CDI), based on a decision tree analysis, are lower with fidaxomicin compared to current standard of care, vancomycin, resulting in a potential cost saving of €5,600 per patient.

Patients who have received chemotherapy and those with solid tumours can be particularly susceptible to CDI due to their long hospital stays and exposure to many antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents. These patients are also prone to recurrent episodes of CDI.

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