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Early diagnosis and Antibiotic Treatment for Fulminant Clostridium difficile Infection
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  • Kazutaka Fukushima,
  • Ryota Inokuchi,
  • Ichiro Hirayama,
  • Takahiro Hiruma,
  • Kent Doi
Kazutaka Fukushima
The University of Tokyo Hospital
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Ryota Inokuchi
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Ichiro Hirayama
The University of Tokyo Hospital
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Takahiro Hiruma
The University of Tokyo Hospital
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Kent Doi
The University of Tokyo Hospital
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Abstract

The guidelines recommend surgical treatment for fulminant Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). However, mortality remains high, and patients with severe condition are not considered for surgical treatment because of poor post-surgical outcomes. Moreover, delayed diagnosis of fulminant CDI may induce intestinal necrosis. Thus, early diagnosis is crucial.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

13 Jul 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
14 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
14 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
05 Aug 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
17 Aug 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending