A Surview of Recent Patents on Anti-Infective Therapy for Clostridium difficile

Author(s): Germine S. Soliman, Bechoi Saleib, Stephen J. Scholand.

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Anti-Infective Drug Discovery

Volume 8 , Issue 2 , 2013

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Clostridium difficile has become the most common infectious cause of healthcare-associated diarrhea, with serious morbidity, prolonged hospitalization and even death. Treatment of the disease utilizing today’s therapies does not guarantee a successful outcome. In the past decade, many new ideas and inventions have surfaced exploring different treatment strategies of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD). These treatments include antitoxins, novel antimicrobials, immunoglobulins and large inert synthetic compounds. In this paper, we survey of a number of representative patents issued from 2000 to the present targeting treatment of this difficult and dreaded disease.

Keywords: Bacterial toxin, Clostridium difficile, drug target, patents.

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Year: 2013
Page: [139 - 149]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/1574891X113089990016
Price: $58

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