Clostridium difficile infection in infants and children

Source:
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publisher:
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication date:
31 December 2012

Abstract

Schutze GE, Willoughby RE (2012) Clostridium difficile infection in infants and children. Pediatrics 131: 196-200

Infections caused by Clostridium difficile in hospitalised 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 from the American Academy of PediatricsĀ is to provide the pediatrician with updated information and recommendations about C difficile infections affecting pediatric patients.