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Silver sulfadiazine induced Clostridium difficile toxic megacolon in a burn patient: case report

L J Jennings, M Hanumadass
Burns 1998, 24 (7): 676-9
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A 53 yr old diabetic male presented with a 34% total body surface area (TBSA) deep partial- and full-thickness burns. On post burn days 4 and 9, all of his burns were excised and grafted. Although he had only been treated with topical antibiotics, he developed Clostridium difficile colitis after his second surgery that progressed to Toxic Megacolon and perforation. The incidence and treatment of Toxic Megacolon secondary to C. difficile is reviewed. Early diagnosis and treatment with colonoscopic decompression may obviate the need for surgery.

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