Predictors of first recurrence of clostridium difficile infections in children

Sarah Tschudin-Sutter, Pranita D. Tamma, Aaron M. Milstone, Trish M. Perl

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Abstract

Little is known regarding the risk of recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in children. In a 9-year cohort, 12% of hospitalized children with CDI had recurrent disease. Receipt of concomitant antibiotics and community-associated CDI were independently associated with recurrent disease in children hospitalized with CDI. Antibiotics administered for reasons other than treatment of CDI should be discontinued whenever possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)414-416
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • Diarrhea
  • Infections
  • Pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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