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Clostridium difficile associated with pseudomembranous colitis. Occurrence in a 12-week-old infant without prior antibiotic therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7282658     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a previously healthy 12-week-old male infant with a two-week history of poor feeding, colic, and bloody stools, pseudomembranous colitis developed. No prior antibiotics were administered although the child had received dicyclomine hydrochloride. Clostridium difficile and its toxin were detected in the child's stool. Severe disseminated intravascular coagulopathy developed; the patient required total colectomy but eventually recovered. Clostridium difficile colonization has not, to our knowledge, been previously documented in infantile pseudomembranous colitis.
S P Adler; T Chandrika; W F Berman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of diseases of children (1960)     Volume:  135     ISSN:  0002-922X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1981 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-11-18     Completed Date:  1981-11-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370471     Medline TA:  Am J Dis Child     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  820-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Toxins / analysis
Clostridium Infections / microbiology*,  pathology
Colon / pathology
Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous / microbiology*,  pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bacterial Toxins

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