Clostridium difficile in children: Colonisation and disease

David Enoch, Matthew J. Butler, Sumita Pai, Sani H. Aliyu, J. Andreas Karas*

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    Abstract

    Clostridium difficile is the commonest cause of hospital acquired diarrhoea in adults and is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. The clinical significance of C. difficile in children, however, is less certain. In this article we discuss colonisation and infection and describe C. difficile in childhood in terms of risk factors, epidemiology and management.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)105-113
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Infection
    Volume63
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

    Keywords

    • Antibiotic-associated diarrhoea
    • Clostridium difficile
    • Paediatric infections

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