Clinical Guideline Highlights

Clinical Guideline Highlights for the Hospitalist: Clostridium difficile Infections in Children

Abstract

GUIDELINE TITLE: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults and Children: 2017 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).

RELEASE DATE: February 15, 2018 PRIOR VERSIONS: • Cohen SH, Gerding DN, Johnson S, et al; Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America; Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clinical practice guidelines for Clostridium difficile infection in adults: 2010 update by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010; 31:431-55. • Gerding DN, Johnson S, Peterson LR, et al. Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea and colitis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 1995;16:459-477.

DEVELOPER: IDSA and SHEA.

FUNDING SOURCE: Support for this guideline was provided by the IDSA and SHEA.

TARGET POPULATION: Children and adults with Clostridium difficile infections.

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