Clostridium Difficile

Mallori Hooker

infection control
CJON 2007, 11(6), 801-804. DOI: 10.1188/07.CJON.801-804

Case Study: George, a 55-year-old retired businessman with a diagnosis of myelofibrosis, underwent an allogeneic stem cell transplantation from his human leukocyte antigen-matched brother in June 2006. He was admitted to the hospital for a possible flare of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) of the gut. His medications included tacrolimus, budesonide, and bechlamethasone for immunosuppression and pantoprazole. A stool sample was positive for Clostridium difficile toxin A on October 31, 2006, and he was started on oral metronidazole.

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