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Use of intravenous immunoglobulin for the treatment of severe Clostridium difficile colitis.



Key Questions Addressed
8 Key Question 8 - Case studies/series and potential harms of nonstandard interventions for CDI
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Title Use of intravenous immunoglobulin for the treatment of severe Clostridium difficile colitis.
Author Hassoun A., Ibrahim F.
Country Alabama Infectious Diseases Center, Huntsville, Alabama 35801, USA. ali_hasoun@yahoo.com
Year 2007
Numbers Pubmed ID: 17608247
1446 (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
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Subject/Study Details 1 male age 72 years with diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and ulcerative colitis by colonoscopy after chemotherapy for cancer Treatment included numerous antibiotics including oral vancomycin
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Interventions intravenous intramuscularmunoglobulin (IVIG) 400 mg for I dose
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Clinical Diarrhea Outcomes Diarrhea and clinical symptoms and bowel dilatation resolved within 7 days
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C. difficile Toxin, C. difficile Culture, or Other Hassoun 2007 Treatment
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Adverse Effects (AE) Harms 1 male age 72 years with diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and ulcerative colitis by colonoscopy after chemotherapy for cancer Treatment included numerous antibiotics including oral vancomycin
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