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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318280d93b
Case Report

Topical Clindamycin Use for Chest Wall Folliculitis Complicated by Severe Clostridium difficile Infection

Palla, Jyothsna MD*; Imam, Syed N. MD†‡; Yu, Brian MD§∥; Johnson, Stuart MD, FIDSA, DTM&H¶#

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Abstract: Oral clindamycin use is a recognized risk factor for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). However, few cases have been reported associating topical clindamycin use with CDI. We report a case of severe CDI related to topical clindamycin phosphate application for folliculitis caused by a highly clindamycin-resistant strain of C difficile.

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