Ileal perforation secondary to Clostridium difficile enteritis: Report of 2 cases

Fernando D. Hayetian, Thomas E. Read, Marc Brozovich, Robert P. Garvin, Philip F. Caushaj

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Abstract

Two cases of small-bowel perforation secondary to Clostridium difficile enteritis are described and compared with the 8 cases of C difficile enteritis reported in the medical literature. The cause of small-bowel involvement with C difficile is unknown, but prior antibiotic use, prior colectomy, chronic alterations in small-bowel flora, and other host factors are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-99
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Surgery
Volume141
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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