Emergency colectomy for fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis: Striking the right balance

@article{Osman2011EmergencyCF,
  title={Emergency colectomy for fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis: Striking the right balance},
  author={K. A. Osman and Mohamed H. Ahmed and M. Hamad and D. Mathur},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2011},
  volume={46},
  pages={1222 - 1227}
}
Abstract The number of reported cases of Clostridium difficile (CD) infections has increased markedly worldwide. CD causes a spectrum of clinical syndromes, ranging from mild diarrhea to a very severe illness in the form of pseudomembranous colitis (PMC), toxic megacolon, leading to colonic perforation, peritonitis, and even death. In today's practice, toxic megacolon is more often caused by pseudomembranous colitis than ulcerative colitis. There is urgent need to establish clear guidelines… Expand
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