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2014 No.2 Apr - Jun - Concepts

A 21 Year-Old Male Colorectal Cancer Patient with Clostridium Difficile and Intestinal Amebiasis Infection

NATA PRATAMA HARDJO LUGITO1, SUSANTI2, ANDREE KURNIAWAN1, THEO AUDI YANTO1, MARGARET MERLYN TJIANG1, RESA SETIADINATA1, INDRA WIJAYA1

1Internal Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Pelita Harapan University, Siloam General Hospital
2Faculty of Medicine, Pelita Harapan University

Diterima : 22 Januari 2014; Direview : 27 Januari 2014; Disetujui : 21 Maret 2014

ABSTRACT

Colorectal cancer is a rare yet aggressive neoplasm in young adult. This cancer was associated with several bacterial and viral infections like Streptococcus bovis, Helicobacter pylori, human papilloma virus, and Clostridium septicum. Here we report a case of Clostridium difficile and Entamoeba histolytica infection in young adult male patient with colorectal cancer. The patient presented with chronic bloody diarrhea since one year prior to diagnosis with histories of antibiotics but no hospitalization, surgery or chemotherapy.

Keyword: colorectal cancer, Clostridium difficile, intestinal amebiasis

ABSTRAK

Kanker kolorektal adalah neoplasma yang jarang pada pasien usia muda, namun agresif. Kanker ini berhubungan dengan beberapa infeksi bakteri dan virus seperti Streptococcus bovis, Helicobacter pylori, human papilloma virus, dan Clostridium septicum. Kami melaporkan tentang infeksi Clostridium difficile dan Entamoeba histolytica pada pasien laki-laki dengan kanker kolorektal. Pasien dengan keluhan diare berdarah kronik sejak satu tahun sebelum diagnosis dengan riwayat antibiotik tanpa perawatan di rumah sakit, pembedahan, atau kemoterapi.

Kata Kunci: kanker kolorektal, Clostridium difficile, amebiasis intestinal

 

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