Marko Pokorn, Anja Radsel, Milan Cizman, Matjaz Jereb, Primoz Karner, Gorazd Kalan, Stefan Grosek, Alenka Andlovic, Maja Rupnik
Three cases of Clostridium difficile-associated disease in children were detected within a short time interval. Intensive therapy was required in 2 cases with colectomy in one of them. One of the severe cases was community-acquired. Two patients had underlying diseases (Hirschprung disease, Down syndrome) and also tested positive for enteric viruses (rotavirus, calicivirus).
October 2008: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal