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Predictors of Ananthakrishnan et al for a Severe Outcome in a Patient with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Who Is Infected with Clostridium difficile

Purpose:

To identify a patient with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and Clostridium difficile colitis who is at risk for a severe outcome.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Gastroenterology

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, selection

ICD-10:

A04.7, K50, K51

Description:

Ananthakrishnan et al listed risk factors for a severe outcome in a patient with inflammatory bowel disease who becomes infected with Clostridium difficile. These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

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