Medline ® Abstract for Reference 30
of 'Clostridium difficile infection in adults: Clinical manifestations and diagnosis'
Ileal perforation secondary to Clostridium difficile enteritis: report of 2 cases.
Hayetian FD, Read TE, Brozovich M, Garvin RP, Caushaj PF
Arch Surg. 2006;141(1):97.
Two cases of small-bowel perforation secondary to Clostridium difficile enteritis are described and compared with the 8 cases of C difficile enteritis reported in the medical literature. The cause of small-bowel involvement with C difficile is unknown, but prior antibiotic use, prior colectomy, chronic alterations in small-bowel flora, and other host factors are discussed.
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Clinical Campus of Temple University School of Medicine, 4800 Friendship Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA.