Study links antihistamines to higher risk of C. difficile infection

04/1/2013 | HealthDay News

An analysis of 33 studies showed that patients taking histamine 2 receptor antagonists, a class of antihistamines, have a greater risk of developing Clostridium difficile infection, which can cause diarrhea. The risk was highest among hospitalized patients on antibiotics. The findings appeared online in the journal PLoS One.

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