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Clostridium difficile infection in infants and children. Pediatrics 2013 Jan;131(1):196-200

Date

01/02/2013

Pubmed ID

23277317

DOI

10.1542/peds.2012-2992

Abstract

Infections caused by Clostridium difficile in hospitalized children are increasing. The recent publication of clinical practice guidelines for C difficile infection in adults did not address issues that are specific to children. The purpose of this policy statement is to provide the pediatrician with updated information and recommendations about C difficile infections affecting pediatric patients.

Author List

Schutze GE, Willoughby RE, Committee on Infectious Diseases, American Academy of Pediatrics

Author

Rodney E. Willoughby MD Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Academies and Institutes
Child
Clostridium Infections
Hand Disinfection
Health Policy
Humans
Infant
Pediatrics