A Case Report of Pseudomembranous Colitis Resulting from Clostridium difficile Infection Successfully Treated with Fidaxomicin

Leila A. Cardoso, Joao R. Goncalves, Joana Costa, Fatima Silva, Ana Figueiredo, Adriano Rodrigues

Abstract


Pseudomembranous colitis (PMC) is a serious condition caused by Clostridium difficile, often arising after antibiotic therapy in the healthcare setting. We describe the complex case of an elderly patient with recurrent PMC and comorbid conditions who was successfully treated with fidaxomicin after metronidazole and vancomycin failure, with no further recurrences.




J Med Cases. 2016;7(10):451-454
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jmc2632w


Keywords


Pseudomembranous colitis; Clostridium difficile; Fidaxomicin

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