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Clostridium difficile in an oncology unit.
  1. A L Brunetto,
  2. A D Pearson,
  3. A W Craft,
  4. S J Pedler
  1. Department of Child Health, Medical School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.


    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.

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