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Clostridium difficile in an oncology unit

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Andrew Pearson, Emeritus Professor Alan Craft, Dr Stephen Pedler


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In one year 21 new cases of Clostridium difficile infection occurred on a paediatric oncology unit. Eleven cases were in a two month period. This infection should be regarded as a communicable disease. Investigations to detect C difficile should be carried out in children with malignant disease who have diarrhoea.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Brunetto, A. L., Pearson, A. D. J., Craft, A. W., Pedler, S. J.

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Archives of Disease in Childhood

Year: 1988

Volume: 63

Issue: 8

Pages: 979-981

Print publication date: 01/08/1988

ISSN (print): 0003-9888

ISSN (electronic): 1468-2044


DOI: 10.1136/adc.63.8.979

PubMed id: 3415338


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