Identification of Clostridium difficile as a cause of pseudomembranous colitis.

  title={Identification of Clostridium difficile as a cause of pseudomembranous colitis.},
  author={Robert H George and J M Symonds and F R Dimock and John C. Driscoll Brown and Yassen Arabi and Nagao Shinagawa and Michael R. B. Keighley and John Alexander-Williams and Dr. D. W. Burdon},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={1 6114},
695 rest was instituted and the temperature resolved in 24 hours, while all signs and symptoms disappeared in five days. Subsequent investigations showed no evidence of streptococcal infection (a throat swab grew no pathogens and the antistreptolysin titre was < 125 units/ml both one day after admission and six weeks later). The antibody titre for psittacosis LGV was > 1/1000 on admission and six weeks later was still raised at 1/128. Inquiry later showed that before his illness he had visited… CONTINUE READING
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