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  • Clin Gastroenterol J 2017, Vol 2(1): 111

Fulminant Clostridium difficile Enteritis: A Fatal and Rare Cause of Severe Terminal Ileitis with Impending Small Bowel Perforation

Sai Wah Cheung1*, Yee Hong Tong1, Lik Chun2 and John Chang2
1Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tuen Mun Hospital, , Tsing Chung Koon Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
2Department of Clinical Pathology, Tuen Mun Hospital, , Tsing Chung Koon Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
*Corresponding Author : Sai Wah Cheung, Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tuen Mun Hospital, Tsing Chung Koon Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories, 852, Hong Kong, China, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Mar 16, 2017 / Accepted Date: May 22, 2017 / Published Date: May 26, 2017

Abstract

Clostridium difficile infection in small bowel is a rare clinical condition which is more common in pre-existing gastrointestinal pathologies such as inflammatory bowel disease, prior colectomy or ileostomy and systemic illnesses causing immuno-compromised status. We present a fulminant case of Clostridium difficile enteritis which was preceded by an episode of Salmonella gastroenteritis in an otherwise healthy individual. It is complicated by severe terminal ileitis and multi-organ failure with subsequent laparotomy and small bowel resection finding a near perforation over the diseased segment of the ileum. The clinical characteristics and the importance of this unusual but potentially fatal infection would be discussed.

Keywords: Clostridium difficile; Enteritis; Pseudomembranous colitis; Salmonella; Bowel perforation; Antibiotic

Citation: Cheung SW, Tong YH, Chun L, Chang J (2017) Fulminant Clostridium difficile Enteritis: A Fatal and Rare Cause of Severe Terminal Ileitis with Impending Small Bowel Perforation. Clin Gastroenterol J 2:111.

Copyright: © 2017 Cheung SW, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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