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Clostridium difficile enteritis in a patient after total proctocolectomy.
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PMID:  21686438     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Clostridium difficile infection is associated with antibiotic therapy and usually limited to the colonic mucosa. However, it is also a rare cause of enteritis, with only a few cases reported in the literature. In the present report, the case of a 30-year-old woman with Clostridium difficile enteritis who previously had a panproctocolectomy with end ileostomy for severe ulcerative colitis is described. Previously reported cases of Clostridium difficile enteritis are also reviewed. Previous antibiotic therapy had been present in all cases and appears causative, major colonic resection is a precipitating factor. Small bowel Clostridium difficile infection should be considered in any patient with ileostomy flux/diarrhoea after major colonic surgery. If recognised early and treated aggressively the high mortality associated with Clostridium difficile enteritis may be avoided.
Oliver Peacock; William Speake; Aidan Shaw; Andrew Goddard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-06-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2009     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-20     Completed Date:  2011-11-10     Revised Date:  2013-04-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Derby City General Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 3NE, UK.
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