Case report of pseudomembranous colitis in a 3-year-old resulting from Clostridium difficile infection not associated with prior antibiotic therapy

Keywords: Clostridium difficile; pseudomembranous colitis

Abstract

Pseudomembranous colitis (PMC) is a serious condition caused by Clostridium difficile, frequently arising after antimicrobial therapy. In recent years, Clostridium difficile infection rates have been rising and more younger patients have been affected than adult. This case report is about a 3-year-oldboy  with clinical, laboratory, and endoscopic findings typical of pseudomembranous colitis, without a history of previous antibiotic therapy.

Author Biographies

Md Wahiduzzaman Mazumder

Associate Professor, Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology,  Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Bangladesh

Fahmida Begum

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Nadira Musabbir

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Md Nazmul Hassan

Resident, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Published
2024-05-28
How to Cite
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Akram L, Mazumder M, Begum F, Musabbir N, Hassan M. Case report of pseudomembranous colitis in a 3-year-old resulting from Clostridium difficile infection not associated with prior antibiotic therapy. PI [Internet]. 28May2024 [cited 13Jul.2024];64(3):277-0. Available from: https://www.paediatricaindonesiana.org/index.php/paediatrica-indonesiana/article/view/2940
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Case Report
Received 2022-01-10
Accepted 2024-05-28
Published 2024-05-28