The role of Clostridium difficile in childhood nosocomial diarrhea.


The role of Clostridium difficile was investigated in 100 children with nosocomial diarrhea. An etiologic agent was identified in 69 cases, 8 of whom had dual infection. C. difficile-associated diarrhea (Cdad) was defined in 16 children (16%). The mean age of the patients with Cdad was 5.4 y (range 2 months to 13 y) and the male:female ratio was 1.2. All… (More)


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