This preterm female infant abruptly developed diarrhea and bowel distention at 25 days of age and died within 60 h with fulminating pseudomembranous colitis and proctitis. Toxin-producing C. difficile was recovered from the stool. The pseudomembranous colitis developed 12 days after the last dose of ampicillin was given to the baby. Necrotizing enterocolitis, a condition pathologically distinct from pseudomembranous colitis, was also present.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1986|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health