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ESCMID medical guidelines

The ESCMID Medical Guidelines Portfolio is currently under the wing of ESCMID Guidelines Director: Dr. Luigia Scudeller, Pavia, Italy

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The Guidelines below are provided for personal use only, and not for redistribution or commercial re-use.

ESCMID is currently looking to select six members who will form the first Guidelines Subcommittee (GLS). The GLS works with the Clinical Guidelines Director to implement ESCMID’s clinical guidelines (GL) programme.

Ideally, the composition of the GLS includes:

  • two infectious disease specialists,
  • one infection control professional,
  • two clinical microbiologists and
  • one expert in GL development.

Interested candidates may refer to the formal call for detailed information on eligibility.

Qualified applicants are invited to send their CV and a cover letter (max. 2 pages) stating their motivation, qualifications, experience and publication record to ESCMID’s guidelines manager Nancy Gerits (nancy.gerits[at] before 30 September 2018.

For further information about the position before applying, please contact ESCMID’s Clinical Guidelines Director Luigia Scudeller (l.scudeller[at]

Medical Guideline Publications in 2018

The list of ESCMID medical guidelines published in 2018 is given below.

For a complete list of medical guideline publications published in 2017, have a look at the Publications page


We are extremely happy to announce the publication of the executive summary of the 2017 ESCMID-ECMM-ERS diagnosis and management of Aspergillus diseases on 12 March 2018 in Clinical Microbiology and Infection.


This guideline came together through the concerted action of 53 experts from ESCMID, the European Confederation of Medical Mycology and the European Respiratory Society.


Guideline development history:

  • Draft guideline
    The draft guideline was under public consultation from 28 March 2017 to 09 May 2017.
  • Comments from public consultation & authors' responses can be found here

An update of the guideline on the prevention of Clostridium difficile infection in acute health care settings was published on 02 March 2018 in Clinical Microbiology and Infection.


This guideline was coordinated by the ESCMID Study Group for Clostridium difficile (ESGCD)

Guideline development history:

Last update: 14 March 2018

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