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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases