Successful colonoscopic fecal transplant for severe acute Clostridium difficile pseudomembranous colitis

J. F. Gallegos-Orozco, C. D. Paskvan-Gawryletz, S. R. Gurudu, R. Orenstein

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Abstract

Clostridium difficile-asso-ciated diarrhea has become one of the most common healthcare-associated in-fections, withsignificant morbidity and mortality, es-pecially among the elderly in the inpatient setting. The standard approach withmetronidazole and van-comycin is not very effective in treating patients with severe colitis and hence other alternativeshave been explored. We herein describe the first successful experience of colonoscopic fecal trans-plant in a case of severerefractory C. difficile pseu-domembranous colitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-42
Number of pages3
JournalRevista de Gastroenterologia de Mexico
Volume77
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

Keywords

  • Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea
  • Fecal bacteriotherapy
  • Fecal replacement therapy
  • Infectious colitis
  • USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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