Community-acquired Clostridium difficile NAP1/027-associated diarrhea in an eighteen month old child

Anaerobe. 2012 Dec;18(6):581-3. doi: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2012.10.002. Epub 2012 Oct 29.


Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), characterized by symptoms varying from diarrhea to life-threatening colitis, is a major complication of antibiotic therapy. Studies suggested that CDI is emerging as an important cause of childhood diarrhea in community and hospital settings. This work is the first report of a documented case of community-acquired CDI by a NAP1 hypervirulent strain in an eighteen month old child from Latin America.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Clostridioides difficile / classification
  • Clostridioides difficile / isolation & purification*
  • Clostridium Infections / diagnosis*
  • Clostridium Infections / microbiology
  • Community-Acquired Infections / diagnosis*
  • Community-Acquired Infections / microbiology
  • Diarrhea / diagnosis*
  • Diarrhea / microbiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Latin America
  • Molecular Typing