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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 59

of 'Clostridium difficile in adults: Treatment'

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Intracolonic use of vancomycin for treatment of clostridium difficile colitis in a patient with a diverted colon: report of a case.
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Nathanson DR, Sheahan M, Chao L, Wallack MK
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Dis Colon Rectum. 2001;44(12):1871.
 
Clostridium difficile-associated pseudomembranous colitis (PMC) is a common affliction of postoperative patients. Risk factors include antibiotic therapy, recent surgery, and hospitalization (1,2,3). We present a case of PMC in a diverted colon and its treatment using vancomycin enemas.
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Department of Surgery, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York Medical College, NY, USA.
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