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Puerperal Retroperitoneal Abscess Caused by Clostridium difficile: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  24853835     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Background: Retroperitoneal infection can be lethal. Optimal management is still elusive to describe because of the small number of case reports. We presented here a case of retroperitoneal abscess caused by Clostridium difficile arising in the puerperal period. Methods: Case report and review of recent English-language literature. Results: The patient presented with surgical incision dehiscence. A gas-forming fluid collection was discovered in the pelvic retroperitoneal fascia by computed tomography, but the patient did not show marked symptoms of sepsis. Emergency laparotomy drainage and debridement were performed. Clostridium difficile was isolated, and she was treated with a three-week course of vancomycin. The patient recovered without major morbidity. Recent case reports describe variation in the course of the disease and management options for puerperal retroperitoneal infection. Conclusion: Puerperal retroperitoneal abscess caused by C. difficile can present with minimal symptoms. Prompt recognition, early surgical intervention, and optimal use of antibiotics can reduce morbidity and prevent death.
Tuangsit Wataganara; Anuwat Sutantawibul; Sanitra Anuwutnavin; Amornrut Leelaporn; Young Rongrungruang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-5-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical infections     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-8674     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Infect (Larchmt)     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-5-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815642     Medline TA:  Surg Infect (Larchmt)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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