Self-Limited Sepsis Syndrome Following Fecal Microbiota Therapy for Refractory C. difficile Infection
Clinical Presentation and Evolution
A 56-year-old woman who had denied any prior travel or sick contacts was initially evaluated in the Emergency Department with complaints of 7 days of watery, non-bloody diarrhea, associated with 1 day of nausea and vomiting. She reported having 8–10 bowel movements per day, a frequency that was progressively increasing. One month prior to admission, she had been treated with 10 days of amoxicillin–clavulanate for bacterial sinusitis. Three days prior to admission, she took two doses of loperamide at home without any decrease in the frequency of bowel movements. Ciprofloxacin had been prescribed the day prior to admission without any clinical improvement. She had no significant past medical or surgical history, except for mild depression that was treated with sertraline.
KeywordsVancomycin Metronidazole Bowel Movement Loperamide Clavulanate
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