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Antibiotic-associated fulminant pseudomembranous colitis without toxic megacolon.
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PMID:  1449149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Presented is a middle-aged male who developed a fulminant case of antibiotic-associated pseudomembranous colitis characterized by leukocytosis, hypoalbuminemia, ascites, and anasarca without toxic megacolon. The patient responded slowly to medical therapy consisting of intravenous metronidazole, oral vancomycin, and parenteral nutrition. Subsequently, cholestyramine was administered. A review of the literature concerning similar cases of fulminant pseudomembranous colitis is presented.
B E Herman; J Vargo; W S Phillips; W B Sweeney; R J Volpe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0002-9270     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  1992 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-29     Completed Date:  1992-12-29     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421030     Medline TA:  Am J Gastroenterol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1816-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.
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MeSH Terms
Clindamycin / adverse effects*
Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous / chemically induced*
Megacolon, Toxic / diagnosis
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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