Rate of C. Difficile Infection Increasing Dramatically Among Children

Posted on May 22nd, 2012 by

Mayo Clinic researchers found the incidence of C. difficile infection in children was more than 12 times higher between 2004 and 2009, compared to the rates between 1991 and 1997.  The number of infections rose from 2.6 cases per every 100,000 children to 32.6 cases per 100,000 in the selected time periods…“These were expected results with some surprising elements,” lead study author Dr. Sahil Khanna, from the Mayo Clinic Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, told FoxNews.com.

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