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C. difficile-associated reactive arthritis underdiagnosed, misdiagnosed among children

<em>C. difficile</em>-associated reactive arthritis underdiagnosed, misdiagnosed among children
May 25, 2016

Recent research in JAMA Pediatrics determined that Clostridium difficile infection-associated reactive arthritis is underdiagnosed and often misdiagnosed among children.

“While the condition is documented in the published literature, the epidemiology of [Clostridium difficile infection-associated reactive arthritis (CDIAReA)] is poorly understood, both in adult and pediatric populations,” Daniel B. Horton, MD, MSCE, of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues wrote. “Our study aims to objectively characterize the incidence, recognition and distinguishing clinical features of CDIAReA in children infected with C. difficile.”

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