30. Suggested Therapy of Clostridium Difficile Colitis after Transplantation

  1. Deepali Kumar MD, MSc, FRCPC and
  2. Atul Humar MD, MSc, FRCPC
  1. Aneesh K. Mehta MD

Published Online: 5 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397949.ch30

The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections

The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections

How to Cite

Mehta, A. K. (2011) Suggested Therapy of Clostridium Difficile Colitis after Transplantation, in The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections (eds D. Kumar and A. Humar), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397949.ch30

Editor Information

  1. Transplant Infectious Diseases, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Author Information

  1. Infectious Diseases, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 13 MAY 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470658277

Online ISBN: 9781444397949

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Keywords:

  • suggested therapy of Clostridium difficile colitis after transplantation;
  • C. difficile colitis - mild to moderate;
  • diagnosis based on toxin A & B EIA or cytotoxicity assay/toxigenic culture - or C. difficile PCR;
  • relapsing C. difficile;
  • discontinuation of prophylactic antibiotics (TMP/SMX);
  • EIA, enzyme immunoassay;
  • IVIg, intravenous immunoglobulin;
  • PCR, polymerase chain reaction;
  • vancomycin enema - if patient is unable to take PO/NG;
  • considering discontinuation of prophylactic antibiotics (TMP/SMX)