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J Pediatr. 2009 Apr;154(4):607-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2008.10.016.

Presence of the epidemic North American Pulsed Field type 1 Clostridium difficile strain in hospitalized children.

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Rainbown Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Abstract

A hypervirulent strain of Clostridium difficile-labeled North American Pulsed Field type 1 causes severe disease in adults. To determine the prevalence of NAP1 C. difficile in children, organisms from consecutive C. difficile toxin-positive stool samples at 2 children's hospitals microbiology laboratories were characterized. We found that 19.4% of these samples were NAP1.

PMID:
19324222
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpeds.2008.10.016
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