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My son, 20 weeks old, has had loose stool for 2 weeks and tested positive for c diff. The nurse said he could be a carrier. Is that typical?
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No, but not rare.
It's not typical, but it does happen from time to time.

In brief: No, but not rare.
It's not typical, but it does happen from time to time.
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Up to 3% of the people are carriers of C diff.
Dr. Daniel Zandman
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
C diff is very often present in the GI tract of infants and children less than 2 years old.
It is not considered to be a pathogen (a disease causer) in these situations, and I am fairly surprised they even tested your son for it. It is unlikely to be the cause of your sons diarrhea in my opinion.

In brief: Yes
C diff is very often present in the GI tract of infants and children less than 2 years old.
It is not considered to be a pathogen (a disease causer) in these situations, and I am fairly surprised they even tested your son for it. It is unlikely to be the cause of your sons diarrhea in my opinion.
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