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Pediatr Gastroenterol Hepatol Nutr. 2014 Jun;17(2):80-84. English. Review. https://doi.org/10.5223/pghn.2014.17.2.80
Shim JO .
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Korea. shimjo@korea.ac.kr
Abstract

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.

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