C. Difficile Colitis Case Studies

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The patient is a 68-year-old Caucasian female who presents with a swelling of her left lower extremity with acute pain. The patient's history is significant for end-stage kidney disease on peritoneal dialysis, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, and neurogenic bladder. She was recently in the hospital for C. difficile colitis. This is a recurrent DVTs. The first episode was 4 years ago. She was on Coumadin for 6 months at the time. The left leg is described as being warm to touch, 1+ edema and tender. The ultrasound describes a chronic occlusive thrombus of the popliteal vein with developed collateral circulation but the physical findings would suggest there is some acuity going and the patient will be placed on anticoagulation and

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