Clostridium difficile small bowel enteritis occurring after total colectomy

John F. Freiler*, Steven J. Durning, Peter T. Ender

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1429-1431
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number8
StatePublished - 15 Oct 2001
Externally publishedYes


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