Fatal Clostridium difficile Enteritis Caused by The BI/NAP1/027 Strain: A Case Series of Ileal C. difficile Infections.
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2009 Jul 22;
Authors: Lavallée C, Laufer B, Pépin J, Mitchell A, Dubé S, Labbé AC
Abstract Clostridium difficile generally causes diarrhoea and colitis. Small bowel infections are thought to be rare. Twelve cases of ileal C. difficile infections (CDI) are presented, including the first reported case proven to be caused by the hypervirulent BI/NAP1/027 strain. This case series suggests that small bowel involvement by C. difficile may be more frequent than previously thought.
PMID: 19681954 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]