Clostridium difficile infection in infants and children

Pediatrics. 2013 Jan;131(1):196-200. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-2992. Epub 2012 Dec 31.


Infections caused by Clostridium difficile in hospitalized children are increasing. The recent publication of clinical practice guidelines for C difficile infection in adults did not address issues that are specific to children. The purpose of this policy statement is to provide the pediatrician with updated information and recommendations about C difficile infections affecting pediatric patients.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Academies and Institutes / standards*
  • Child
  • Clostridioides difficile / isolation & purification*
  • Clostridium Infections / diagnosis*
  • Clostridium Infections / epidemiology
  • Clostridium Infections / therapy*
  • Hand Disinfection / standards
  • Health Policy
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Pediatrics / methods
  • Pediatrics / standards*