Table 1

Clinical and laboratory variables, along with their respective values and points, for determining the optimal scoring system which correlates with cure after CDI therapy
Parameter 0 points 1 point 2 points
Age < 60 years 60 – 79 years ≥ 80 years
Treatment with systemic antibiotics during CDI therapy (≥ 1 day) No --------- Yes
Temperature ≤ 37.5°C 37.6 – 38.5°C ≥ 38.6°C
Leukocyte count (total) < 16,000 16,000 – 25,000 > 25,000
Albumin (serum) > 35 g/L 26 – 35 g/L ≤ 25 g/L
Serum creatinine (as a measure of renal function) ≤ 120 μmol/L 121 – 179 μmol/L ≥ 180 μmol/L

Miller et al.

Miller et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:148   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-148

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