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<p>In contrast to adult patients, infants under 12 months rarely develop <em>C. diff</em> infection but can be frequently colonized. A positive test may reveal colonization that poses little threat of disease or subsequent transmission, possibly triggering unnecessary treatment and unneeded isolation measures, warns the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America&nbsp;in a new whitepaper.</p>

SHEA: Avoid Routine Testing for C. diff in the NICU

Infants colonized, rarely actually infected