Pseudomembranous colitis in a preterm neonate

Don B. Singer, William J. Cashore, John A. Widness, Paul Campognone, Craig Hillemeier

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-320
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Gastroenterology


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