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Fulminant Clostridium difficile Colitis Predictors for Mortality After Colectomy

Purpose:

To identify risk factors for mortality in a patient who has undergone colectomy for fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Gastroenterology

Objective:

risk factors, complications

ICD-10:

A04.7

Description:

Byrn et al evaluated patients who required colectomy for the management of fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis. Certain factors were associated with mortality and can help identify patients who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York City.

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