publication . Article . 2017

Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea in infants and children

Vuletić Biljana; Ristanović Elizabeta; Marković Slavica; Rašković Zorica; Radlović Vladimir; Igrutinović Zoran;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017 Journal: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo (issn: 0370-8179, eissn: 2406-0895, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Serbian Medical Society
Abstract
Clostridium difficile (CD) is the most common cause of nosocomial diarrhea in adults with high rates of morbidity and mortality. The epidemiology of CD infection (CDI) has changed in the last few decades associated with increasing severity of the infection rate related to the occurrence of NAP1 hypervirulent strain and the emergence of the disease among ambulatory patients and the wider community. Although little is known about CDI in pediatric patients, CD is surprisingly recognized as an important pathogen in children. In this review article, we direct attention to the recent findings on the incidence and epidemiology of pediatric CDI, including the risk facto...
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free text keywords: Clostridium difficile, diarrhea, children, epidemiology, treatment, Medicine, R
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