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Intravenous immunoglobulin for resistant Clostridium difficile infection.



Key Questions Addressed
8 Key Question 8 - Case studies/series and potential harms of nonstandard interventions for CDI
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Title Intravenous immunoglobulin for resistant Clostridium difficile infection.
Author Murphy C., Vernon M., Cullen M.
Country Department of Geriatric Medicine, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK. drclmurphy@aol.com
Year 2006
Numbers Pubmed ID: 16303776
1445 (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
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Study Focus Treatment for recurrent C. difficile infection
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Subject/Study Details 1 female age 57 years with recurrent and refractory diarrhea and C. difficile toxin-positive stools after standard antibiotics and S. boulardii probiotic
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Interventions intravenous intramuscularmunoglobulin (IVIG) 400 mg x 3 days
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Clinical Diarrhea Outcomes Diarrhea resolved but stools remained positive for C. difficile toxin
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C. difficile Toxin, C. difficile Culture, or Other
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Adverse Effects (AE) Harms Reported as none
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