Hospital acquired Clostridium difficile infection in pediatric wards: a retrospective case-control study

Karaaslan A., Soysal A., YAKUT N. , Akkoc G., Demir S. O. , Atici S., ...Daha Fazla

SPRINGERPLUS, cilt.5, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/s40064-016-3013-8


Background: Clostridium difficile is a major cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and frequently results in health-care-associated infections. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and potential risk factors for C. difficile infection (CDI) in hospitalized children who developed diarrhea. A retrospective study was performed at a university hospital in Istanbul over a three-year period (2012-2014).