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J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Feb;12(2):350-2. Epub 2007 Dec 11.

Catastrophic Clostridium difficile enteritis in a pelvic pouch patient: report of a case.

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Department of Surgery, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT 05401, USA.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

In recent years, Clostridium difficile-associated infection has emerged as an increasingly problematic entity. More virulent strains have been isolated and new manifestations of the infection have been described.

PURPOSE:

The primary aim of this manuscript is to describe what we believe to be the first reported case of devastating C. difficile enteritis in a patient with an ileal reservoir.

CONCLUSION:

A high index of suspicion is required in the appropriate clinical setting in light of the apparently changing spectrum of C. difficile disease.

PMID:
18071831
DOI:
10.1007/s11605-007-0440-4
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