Does Gastrointestinal Dysmotility Predispose to Recurrent or Severe Forms ofClostridium difficileInfections?

Academic Article


  • Clostridium difficileinfection (CDI) is the most common cause of hospital-acquired diarrhea. A limited number of studies have looked at the risk factors for recurrent CDI. Mitochondrial NeuroGastroIntestinal Encephalopathy (MNGIE) is a rare multisystemic disorder that causes gastrointestinal dysmotility. Herein we present a patient with MNGIE who suffered recurrent and severeC. difficileinfection despite appropriate treatment. We aim to bring the gastroenterologist’s attention to gastrointestinal dysmotility as a possible risk factor for the development of recurrent or severe forms ofC. difficileinfections.
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  • Hritani AW; Alkaddour A; House J
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  • 2014