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C. difficile linked to surgery risk in pediatric Crohn’s

Key clinical point: The study may lend insight into the interconnections between Clostridoides difficile, microbiota, and inflammatory bowel disease progression.

Major finding: Clostridoides difficile infection was associated with a greater risk of surgery (odds ratio, 9.17).

Study details: Retrospective analysis (n = 73).

Disclosures: The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health.


Hellmann J et al. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2020;26:1212-21. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izz263.