difficile toxin positive antibiotic-associated colitis
Electrophoretic characterization of Clostridium difficile strains isolated from antibiotic-associated colitis
and other conditions.
Cytotoxicity assay in antibiotic-associated colitis
Clostridium difficile (CD) is implicated in 20 to 30% of patients with antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, in 50 to 70% of those with antibiotic-associated colitis
and in more than 90% of those with antibiotic-associated pseudomembranous colitis.
maybe associated with abdominal cramping, fever, serum leukocytes, faecal leukocytes, hypoalbuminaemia from malabsorption, colonic thickening on computed tomography (CT) and pseudomembrane formation.
It can mimic ischaemic colitis (18), inflammatory bowel disease, sepsis or antibiotic-associated colitis
(10), all of which are common in the critically ill and it may coexist with other bowel pathology (10,14).