Incidence and importance of Clostridium difficile in paediatric diarrhoea in Brazil.

@article{Pinto2003IncidenceAI,
  title={Incidence and importance of Clostridium difficile in paediatric diarrhoea in Brazil.},
  author={Leandro J. F. Pinto and Ana P. P. Alcides and Eliane de Oliveira Ferreira and K{\'a}tia Eliane Santos Avelar and Aderbal Sabr{\'a} and Regina Maria Cavalcanti Pilotto Domingues and Maria C. Ferreira},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={52 Pt 12},
  pages={1095-9}
}
Clostridium difficile strains were detected in 14 of 210 (6.7 %) faecal samples from children in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by cultivating faeces on cycloserine/cefoxitin/fructose agar after alcohol-shock. Two main groups of children were studied: inpatients (n = 96) and outpatients (n = 114). The inpatient group consisted of children on antibiotics or immunosuppressors who presented with diarrhoea and other children who did not present with diarrhoea and were not under an antibiotic or… CONTINUE READING

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