Clostridium difficile infection symptoms, diagnosis and treatment in Kids

  Clostridium difficile is a cause of diarrhea in kids. It is also responsible for generating a critical kind of colitis (inflammation of the colon) called pseudomembranous colitis. These diseases are often contracted in the hospital while a child is receiving antibiotic treatment, although illness may develop days or weeks after leaving the hospital. These anaerobic bacteria tend to be found normally in the gut of newborns and young kids. The illness is caused when the bacteria produce a toxin Read more [...]

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