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The Prediction of Complicated Clostridium difficile Infections in Children

  • Sarah Tschudin-Sutter (a1) (a2), Pranita D. Tamma (a3), Aaron M. Milstone (a2) (a3) and Trish M. Perl (a1) (a2)

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We validated proposed definitions for severe Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in adults for prediction of complicated CDI in children. Complicated CDI occurred in 9 of 202 cases. Definitions for severe CDI in adults showed poor measures for discrimination of complicated CDI in children, which calls into question the usefulness of such definitions in pediatric cohorts.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014;35(7):901–903

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Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, 327 A Billings Building, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287 (stschudi@jhsph.edu).

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The Prediction of Complicated Clostridium difficile Infections in Children

  • Sarah Tschudin-Sutter (a1) (a2), Pranita D. Tamma (a3), Aaron M. Milstone (a2) (a3) and Trish M. Perl (a1) (a2)

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