difficile infection, which can include life-threatening diarrhea and pseudomembranous
colitis, by inducing a functional antibody response capable of neutralizing the two main disease-causing toxins produced by C.
Haboubi, "Involvement of the appendix in pseudomembranous
colitis," Journal of Clinical Pathology, vol.
Diseases other than xanthomas that present with yellowish to whitish lesions in the colon include pseudomembranous
colitis, lipomas, and lymphomas.
A special type of infectious colitis is pseudomembranous
colitis following antibiotics use, or previously called antibiotics colitis." Pseudomembranous
colitis is a descriptive term for colitides defined by the presence of pseudomembranes on the colonic or, rarely, small intestinal mucosa.
Risk factors for severity and relapse of pseudomembranous
colitis in an elderly population.
Ophthalmomyiasis externa may manifest clinically with symptoms of classic conjunctivitis, pseudomembranous
conjunctivitis, blepharoconjunctivitis, punctate keratitis and keratouveitis.
difficile toxin assay (Immunocard toxin AB, Meridian Bioscience Inc.); and/or a colonoscopy showing pseudomembranous
difficile-associated disease, which can include life-threatening diarrhea and pseudomembranous
Full-text articles from 1946 to 2013 on Ovid, Medline, and PubMed were searched to identify articles with the key words Clostridium difficile, pseudomembranous
enterocolitis, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, and patient hand hygiene.
One such complication is infection with Clostridium difficile, an anaerobic, spore-forming bacillus that causes pseudomembranous
colitis, manifesting as diarrhea that often recurs and can progress to sepsis and death; CDC has estimated that there are about 250,000 C.
Some antibiotics taken by breastfeeding mothers may occasionally be associated with adverse effects in their infants: TMP/SMX may cause poor feeding; amoxicillin and cephalexin may cause diarrhea; nitrofurantoin may cause diarrhea or, in infants with G6PD deficiency, hemolytic anemia; and ciprofloxacin may cause pseudomembranous
colitis in infants and green teeth in neonates (SOR: C, case reports and expert opinion).
difficile causes disease that ranges in severity from asymptomatic colonisation to severe diarrhoea, pseudomembranous
colitis (PMC), toxic megacolon, colonic perforation and death.