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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009 Sep;28(9):847-8. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31819d1cd9.

Clostridium difficile ribotype 027-associated disease in children with norovirus infection.

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Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland. heikki.lukkarinen@utu.fi

Abstract

Two previously healthy children developed Clostridium difficile ribotype 027-associated disease concomitantly with norovirus infection. Viral gastroenteritis may contribute to epithelial homeostasis of the intestine and exacerbate the effects of toxins produced by C. difficile ribotype 027.

PMID:
19636284
DOI:
10.1097/INF.0b013e31819d1cd9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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