NARUMI OHARA, B.A.; RICHARD F. GAEKE, M.D.; DAVID CAVE, M.D., PH.D.; JOSEPH B. KIRSNER, M.D., PH.D.
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To the editor: We read with great interest the report by Wald and colleagues (1) in the June issue of a case of non-antibiotic-associated pseudomembranous colitis due to toxin-producing clostridia. We have just seen a similar case.
A 52-year-old white male college professor was admitted to the University of Chicago Medical Center because of a 4-day illness characterized by urgent diarrhea, left lower quadrant pain, and nausea without vomiting. He had obtained some relief by taking bismuth subsalicylate. He had also been taking a magnesium containing antacid about twice daily for 1 week because of vague abdominal discomfort. He emphatically
OHARA N, GAEKE RF, CAVE D, et al. Clostridial Pseudomembranous Colitis. Ann Intern Med. 1980;93:511. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-3-511_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(3):511.
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