Epidemiological features of Clostridium difficile-associated disease among inpatients at children's hospitals in the United States, 2001-2006.

@article{Kim2008EpidemiologicalFO,
  title={Epidemiological features of Clostridium difficile-associated disease among inpatients at children's hospitals in the United States, 2001-2006.},
  author={Jason Y Kim and Sarah A Smathers and Priya Prasad and Kateri Heydon Leckerman and Susan E. Coffin and Theoklis E. Zaoutis},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={122 6},
  pages={1266-70}
}
OBJECTIVE Clostridium difficile is the main cause of nosocomial and antibiotic-associated diarrhea in adults. Recently, the incidence and severity of C difficile-associated disease in adults have been increasing. Whether similar phenomena are occurring among children remains unknown. Our study describes the epidemiological features of C difficile-associated disease in hospitalized children. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study of hospitalized children with C difficile-associated… CONTINUE READING

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