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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 70
Diarrhea in an Immunocompromised Patient


Hamed Al Essa Organ Transplant Center, P.O. Box 1972, 92400 Al Ardiya, Kuwait

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Kumar A, Al Mousawi M. Diarrhea in an Immunocompromised Patient. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2004;15:70

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Kumar A, Al Mousawi M. Diarrhea in an Immunocompromised Patient. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2004 [cited 2019 Sep 16];15:70. Available from: http://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2004/15/1/70/32971
A seventy three old female renal transplant recipient had received Anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) induction and recently received OKT3 for severe acute rejection. She presented with abdominal pain and foul smelling watery diarrhea. Examination revealed tenderness over both flanks. After admission she developed fever, leukocytosis and hematochezia. The pain worsened and she also developed abdominal distension. CMV antigen was negative and stool for Clostridium difficile toxin was negative. Abdominal computerized tomographic (CT) Scan was performed.

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Avneesh Kumar
Hamed Al Essa Organ Transplant Center, P.O. Box 1972, 92400 Al Ardiya
Kuwait
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