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ROSSO, Fernando et al. Anterograde colonic lavage with Vancomycin via ileostomy for the management of Clostridium difficile infection. A case report. Infect. [online]. 2019, vol.23, n.1, pp.52-54. ISSN 0123-9392.

Clostridium difficile infection is the main cause of diarrhea in health care settings. Such infections have led to an increase in morbidity and mortality in recent years. Alternative treatments to subtotal colectomy have been sought for patients with severe infections caused by Clostridium difficile. The objective of this article is to present a clinical case report of a patient with severe colitis caused by Clostridium difficile that was refractory to first-line management, which responded satisfactorily to treatment with anterograde colonic lavages with vancomycin via loop ileostomy.

Keywords : Colitis; Clostridium difficile; Loop Ileostomy; Colectomy; Vancomycin.

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