The role of Clostridium difficile in childhood nosocomial diarrhea.

Abstract

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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