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A case of recurrent Clostridium difficile diarrhea.



Key Questions Addressed
8 Key Question 8 - Case studies/series and potential harms of nonstandard interventions for CDI
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Title A case of recurrent Clostridium difficile diarrhea.
Author Pakyz A.
Country Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, School of Pharmacy, Richmond, Virginia 23298-0533, USA. apakyz@vcu.edu
Year 2007
Numbers Pubmed ID: 17658971
1437 (internal)

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Extraction Form: Key Question 4 - Case studies/series and potential harms of nonstandard interventions for CDI (Table C11)
Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Study Focus Treatment for recurrent C. difficile infection
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Subject/Study Details Female, age 87 years with recurrent diarrhea and C. difficile antigen in stool
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Interventions Probiotic: lactinex (lactobacillus) 1 g orally 3x/day + Metronidazole
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Clinical Diarrhea Outcomes Loose watery stools continued for 5 days
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C. difficile Toxin, C. difficile Culture, or Other C. difficile antigen in stools remained even with symptomatic relief on vancomycin. Switched to oral vancomycin with symptomatic relief
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Adverse Effects (AE) Harms Not reported
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