alexa Pseudomembranous colitis in cystic fibrosis.


Pediatrics & Therapeutics

Author(s): Nagakumar P

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Abstract Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients may require frequent courses of antibiotics and repeated hospital admissions. Although children with CF have high carriage rate for C.difficile, they rarely develop colitis. Pseudomembranous colitis is more common in adult post lung transplant CF patients. Although rare, paseudomembranous colitis should be considered in CF patients presenting with abdominal symptoms even in the absence of diarrhoea. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This article was published in Paediatr Respir Rev and referenced in Pediatrics & Therapeutics

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