Babbitt C, Treiman S, Romansky S. "Clostridium Difficile Sepsis in a Child with Sickle Cell Disease." in progress . (): -. (*)
Objective: To report Clostridium difficile sepsis for the first time in a pediatric patient.
Design: Case Study
Setting: 20 bed pediatric intensive care unit
Patient: 5 year old girl with sickle cell disease
Interventions: Management of abdominal sepsis and respiratory failure.
Measurements and Main results: Patient died from sepsis and autopsy found to have diffuse pseudomembranous colitis. All blood cultures negative, but stool positive for C. difficile toxin.
Conclusion: C. difficile can cause overwhelming sepsis in pediatric patients and should be considered a pathogen.