Clindamycin-induced colitis.


The hamster model of enterocolitis after the administration of clindamycin was used to study various drugs used in treatment of the disease in humans. Current evidence strongly suggests toxigenic, clindamycin-resistant Clostridium difficile is a cause of the disease in hamster and man. This organism is susceptible to vancomycin and metronidazole, and the… (More)