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Pseudomembranous Colitis

Pseudomembranous Colitis: Introduction

Pseudomembranous Colitis: Diarrhoeal illness caused by the bacteria Clostridium difficile, usually following a recent course of antibiotics and disruption of normal bowel bacteria. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pseudomembranous Colitis is available below.

Symptoms of Pseudomembranous Colitis

Treatments for Pseudomembranous Colitis

  • Antibiotics - metronidazole and vancomycin
  • Rehydration - oral or IV fluids
  • Cessation of the causative agent if possible
  • Antibiotic therapy - metronidazole or vancomycin
  • Supportive care - fluids and electrolytes
  • more treatments...»

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Pseudomembranous Colitis: Deaths

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Pseudomembranous Colitis: Complications

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Causes of Pseudomembranous Colitis

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Pseudomembranous Colitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Pseudomembranous Colitis

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic more »

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Pseudomembranous Colitis: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Pseudomembranous Colitis

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Clinical Trials for Pseudomembranous Colitis

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Definitions of Pseudomembranous Colitis:

An acute inflammation of the INTESTINAL MUCOSA that is characterized by the presence of pseudomembranes or plaques in the SMALL INTESTINE (pseudomembranous enteritis) and the LARGE INTESTINE (pseudomembranous colitis). It is commonly associated with antibiotic therapy and CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE colonization. - (Source - Diseases Database)


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