Clostridium difficile infection complicating acute severe colitis during pregnancy

Alex Barnes, Réme Mountifield

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To the Editors,

Active inflammatory bowel disease during pregnancy has been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, with acute severe colitis representing a significant risk to both mother and fetus.1 The presence of Clostridium difficile in acute severe colitis is a negative prognostic indicator2 and further complicates an already perilous presentation. We report a case of new onset Crohn’s disease during pregnancy, presenting as acute severe colitis and further complicated by Clostridum difficle infection and the subsequent development of an inflammatory small bowel obstruction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e53
Number of pages1
JournalInflammatory Bowel Diseases
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020


  • Acute severe colitis
  • Biologics
  • Endoscopy
  • Infections in IBD
  • Pregnancy


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