Silver sulfadiazine induced Clostridium difficile toxic megacolon in a burn patient: A case report

Lawrence J. Jennings, Marella Hanumadass*

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Abstract

A 53 yr old diabetic male presented with a 34% total body surface area (TBSA) deep partial- and full-thickness burns. On post burn days 4 and 9, all of his burns were excised and grafted. Although he had only been treated with topical antibiotics, he developed Clostridium difficile colitis after his second surgery that progressed to Toxic Megacolon and perforation. The incidence and treatment of Toxic Megacolon secondary to C. difficile is reviewed. Early diagnosis and treatment with colonoscopic decompression may obviate the need for surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)676-679
Number of pages4
JournalBurns
Volume24
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1998

Keywords

  • Burn
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Pseudomembranous colitis
  • Toxic megacolon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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