Background: Pseudo membranous colitis is a rarely reported condition in obstetrics. The clinical presentation varies from a self-limiting diarrhea to a severe pseudo membranous colitis with toxic megacolon and subsequent death. The process of this disease is mainly associated with prior antibiotic intake.
Case presentation: A 32 year-old, G4L4RIV woman was admitted 3 days after her delivery with severe diffuse abdominal pain and distention. The patient had intravenously cefazolin after cord clamping. The colonoscopy showed pseudo membranous colitis. She was managed conservatively and after 12 days of medical treatment the patients was discharged in a good condition.
Conclusion: In the patients with low grade fever, abdominal distention and diarrhea after delivery, pseudo membranous colitis should be considered a possible diagnosis in order initiate the treatment as soon as possible.
Published on: Jul 25, 2016 Pages: 55-60
University of Athens, Greece
Journal of Novel Physiotherapy and Physical Rehabilitation
Southeastern University, China
Peertechz Journal of Computer Science and Engineering
Saint Joseph Hospital , Germany
Journal of Neurology, Neurological Science and Disorders
Samy I. McFarlane
State University of New York, Downstate Medical Centre, Brooklyn, New York, USA
International Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Former member of MGH, USA
International Journal of Immunotherapy and Cancer Research