Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Fatal chemotherapy associated Clostridium difficile infection - A case report||Authors:||Wong, A.S.C.
|Issue Date:||May-2001||Citation:||Wong, A.S.C., Lam, C.S.P., Tambyah, P.A. (2001-05). Fatal chemotherapy associated Clostridium difficile infection - A case report. Singapore Medical Journal 42 (5) : 214-216. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.||Abstract:||Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea or Pseudomembranous colitis occasionally occurs without prior antibiotic usage. While the association of chemotherapy and Clostridium difficile infection has previously been well recorded, the true incidence is unknown. We report a case of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea after chemotherapy for lung cancer. The fatal outcome in this case and the increasing use of chemotherapy in this country highlights the need to have a high index of suspicion in any case of unexplained diarrhoea post chemotherapy. A review of the literature is presented.||Source Title:||Singapore Medical Journal||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/130906||ISSN:||00375675|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.