Clostridium difficile small bowel enteritis occurring after total colectomy.

  title={Clostridium difficile small bowel enteritis occurring after total colectomy.},
  author={John F Freiler and Steven J. Durning and Peter T Ender},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={33 8},
          1429-31; discussion 1432
  • J. FreilerS. DurningP. Ender
  • Published 15 October 2001
  • Medicine
  • Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Clostridium difficile infection is usually associated with antibiotic therapy and is almost always limited to the colonic mucosa. Small bowel enteritis is rare: only 9 cases have been previously cited in the literature. This report describes a case of C. difficile small bowel enteritis that occurred in a patient after total colectomy and reviews the 9 previously reported cases of C. difficile enteritis. 

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