Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults and Children

Authoring Organizations

Publication Month/Year

February 15, 2018

Last Updated Month/Year

November 29, 2023

Supplemental Implementation Tools

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Infant, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Hospital

Intended Users

Epidemiology infection prevention, nurse, nurse practitioner, health systems pharmacist, physician, physician assistant


Diagnosis, Assessment and screening, Treatment, Management, Prevention

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D016360 - Clostridium difficile, D003013 - Clostridium, D003015 - Clostridium Infections


diarrhea, Clostridium difficile, C diff, Clostridioides difficile, CDI, CDAD, Cdiff

Source Citation

L Clifford McDonald, Dale N Gerding, Stuart Johnson, Johan S Bakken, Karen C Carroll, Susan E Coffin, Erik R Dubberke, Kevin W Garey, Carolyn V Gould, Ciaran Kelly, Vivian Loo, Julia Shaklee Sammons, Thomas J Sandora, Mark H Wilcox, 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), Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 66, Issue 7, 1 April 2018, Pages e1–e48, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cix1085


Number of Source Documents
Literature Search Start Date
December 4, 2012
Literature Search End Date
December 31, 2016