Extraintestinal Clostridioides difficile Infection (CDI): A Recurrent Battle with Resilient Abdominal Wall Abscess
  • Justine Chinnappan
    Department of Internal Medicine, Michigan State University at Hurley Medical Center, Flint, MI, USA
  • Murtaza Hussain
    Department of Internal Medicine, Michigan State University at Hurley Medical Center, Flint, MI, USA
  • Dominic Awuah
    Department of Internal Medicine, Michigan State University at Hurley Medical Center, Flint, MI, USA
  • Ekwevugbe Ogbon
    Department of Internal Medicine, Michigan State University at Hurley Medical Center, Flint, MI, USA
  • Ghassan Bachuwa
    Department of Internal Medicine, Michigan State University at Hurley Medical Center, Flint, MI, USA
  • Philip McDonald
    Department of Internal Medicine, Michigan State University at Hurley Medical Center, Flint, MI, USA; Division of Infectious Disease, Michigan State University at Hurley Medical Center, Flint, MI, USA

Keywords

Extraintestinal CDI, abdominal wall abscess, persistent C. difficile abscess

Abstract

Clostridioides (formerly Clostridium) difficile infection is a common and costly healthcare-associated infection. Extraintestinal C. difficile infection is rarely encountered, especially in isolation. We present a unique case of abdominal wall abscess presenting six months following gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. The patient was managed with computed tomography (CT) guided drainage of the abscess, placement of a drainage catheter, and aggressive broad-spectrum antibiotic treatment for a prolonged duration over multiple admissions. 

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    Published: 2023-02-03
    Issue: 2023: Vol 10 No 1 (view)


    How to cite:
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    Chinnappan J, Murtaza Hussain, Dominic Awuah, Ekwevugbe Ogbon, Ghassan Bachuwa, Philip McDonald. Extraintestinal Clostridioides difficile Infection (CDI): A Recurrent Battle with Resilient Abdominal Wall Abscess. EJCRIM 2023;10 doi:10.12890/2023_003711.