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Treatment of adults with c difficle

C Jeandel, M C Laurain, F Decottignies
Infectious diarrhoea in the elderly is associated with high morbidity and mortality and need early diagnosis and treatment. Polypathology, malnutrition, polytherapy, length of stay in the hospital and residence in nursing-home contribute to the increasing incidence and gravity of these diseases with aging. Viral gastroenteritis is responsible for epidemic in nursing-home residents. Bacterial gastrointestinal infections are primarily caused by enterotoxigenic agents inducing sporadic or epidemic infections food poisoning...
January 15, 1996: La Revue du Praticien
J Silva, D H Batts, R Fekety, J F Plouffe, G D Rifkin, I Baird
Toxigenic Clostridium difficle is the major cause of antibiotic-associated colitis and is susceptible to vancomycin at fecal concentrations achieved with oral therapy. The effect of oral vancomycin was studied in 16 patients with C. difficile-related diarrhea or colitis, 12 of whom had colitis documented by endoscopy, biopsy, and/or barium enema. Four patients had antibiotic-associated diarrhea and possibly antibiotic-associated colitis, because sigmoidoscopy either showed normal results (two patients) or was not performed (two patients)...
November 1981: American Journal of Medicine
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