Severe clinical outcome is uncommon in Clostridium difficile infection in children: a retrospective cohort study

@inproceedings{Schwartz2014SevereCO,
  title={Severe clinical outcome is uncommon in Clostridium difficile infection in children: a retrospective cohort study},
  author={Kevin L. Schwartz and Ilyse Darwish and Susan E Richardson and Michael R. Mulvey and Nisha Thampi},
  booktitle={BMC pediatrics},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the most common cause of health care-associated diarrhea in children and adults. Although serious complications of CDI have been reported to be increasing in adults, this trend has not yet been demonstrated in children. The purpose of this study was to examine the features of CDI in a pediatric population, with special attention to the occurrence of CDI-related severe outcomes. METHODS A chart review was conducted for patients with C… CONTINUE READING
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