A Case of Enterococcus Avium Colitis with Endoscopic Finding

Soo-Heon Park
2017 Gastroenterology & Hepatology Open Access  
A 58-year woman with a 1 month history of diarrhea, mucoid stool and abdominal pain was referred for intractable diarrhea. Sigmoidoscopy was done in primary care clinic and showed mucosal edema, whitish patchy and less than 5mm sized multiple inflammatory papules at sigmoid colon. Enterococcus avium (E .avium) was cultured in biopsy sample. Complete resolution of the colitis with E. avium required two weeks of antibiotics and probiotics. Many E. avium cases have been reported in the blood
more » ... e. However, it has never been proven that E. avium infection has caused colitis. In addition, the endoscopic finding of E. avium colitis was not known. Herein we report our case of E. avium colitis with biopsy culture proven.
doi:10.15406/ghoa.2017.08.00267 fatcat:6iy5553gxbcwdg6ksebsydtfgi