pseudomembrane

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pseudomembrane

(ˌsjuːdəʊˈmɛmbreɪn)
n
(Medicine) a tough outer layer found on the surface of the mucous membrane or skin
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difficile-associated disease (CDAD) is usually localized to the large bowel, where it manifests as diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis, disease may progress to toxic megacolon, sepsis with or without intestinal perforation, and death (2) CDAD is increasingly recognized among residents of long-term care facilities (3) and even among persons living in the community (4); however, it most commonly affects patients in short-stay hospitals, where epidemic strains of C.
food poisoning, pseudomembranous colitis, tetanus, botulism, myonecrosis) (1).
Numerous pseudomembranous ulcers, covered with pus, were seen on the vaginal mucosa.
These species cause botulism, tetanus, gas gangrene, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, pseudomembranous colitis, foodborne diarrhea, and necrotic enteritis in humans and infections in other animals.
Endoscopic examinations were used to diagnose pseudomembranous colitis in patients with bloody chronic diarrhea or watery chronic diarrhea.
The discovery that antibiotic-associated diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis were due to Clostridium difficile further fueled vancomycin use (23).