Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in 200 Canadian children.

  title={Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in 200 Canadian children.},
  author={V{\'e}ronique D Morinville and Jane Mcdonald},
  journal={Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal canadien de gastroenterologie},
  volume={19 8},
OBJECTIVE Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea is a major problem in adults. The present study was conducted to assess risk factors and outcomes in children with C difficile-associated diarrhea. METHODS Laboratory records at a university-affiliated pediatric hospital were reviewed for all C difficile toxin-positive stools (cell culture cytotoxin assay) between 2000 and 2003. Charts on identified patients were reviewed. RESULTS Two hundred patients with a diagnosis of C difficile… CONTINUE READING
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