Clostridium difficile infection has been increasing since 2000 in children and in adults. Frequent antibiotics use, comorbidity, and the development of hypervirulent strains have increased the risk of infection. Despite the high carriage rates of C. difficile, infants rarely develop clinical infection. Discontinuing antibiotics and supportive management usually leads to resolution of disease. Antibiotics use should be stratified depending on the patient's age and severity of the disease.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Anti-bacterial agents
- Clostridium difficile
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health