Diarrhoea caused by Clostridium difficile: response time for treatment with metronidazole and vancomycin.

One hundred patients, known to have been excreting Clostridium difficile cytotoxin in faeces, were reviewed retrospectively to determine the response time for treatment with oral metronidazole and vancomycin, and the effect of the additional administration of anti-motility agents. Records were available for 78 patients of whom 58 had received treatment with… CONTINUE READING