Consultant Microbiologist, MicroGenix Diagnostics, Amravati, IndiaFulltext PDF
Antibiotic Associated Hemorrhagic Colitis (AAHC) is the bloody diarrhea caused after recent initiation of antibiotic therapy and its association with Klebsiella oxytoca (K. oxytoca) has been proved recently. Antibiotics, especially the penicillins have been found to cause AAHC. Antimicrobials alter the gut microflora eventually leading to mucosal damage. Painkillers such as NSAIDs also play a role in antibiotic associated colitis and diarrhea. This case report is about a burn patient with AAHC and the role of microbiology in its diagnosis. It was evident in this case that immediate discontinuation of antibiotics caused rapid recovery of the patient.
Deshkar S. Case of Antibiotic Associated Hemorrhagic Colitis in a Burn Patient by Klebsiella oxytoca. Ann Surg Case Rep. 2023; 6(1): 1066..