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Antibiotic Associated Hemorrhagic Colitis

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with hemorrhagic colitis for a cytotoxin-producing strain of Klebsiella oxytoca as reported by Hogenauer et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Gastroenterology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, complications

ICD-10:

A09

Description:

Hogenauer et al identified cases of antibiotic-associated hemorrhagic colitis caused by cytotoxin-producing strains of Klebsiella oxytoca. This organism should be considered in a patient with pseudomembranous enterocolitis but no evidence for Clostridium difficile. The authors are from the Medical University of Graz in Austria.

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