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Relationship of c. Difficile/pseudomembranous colitis?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: One and the Same

Pseudomembraneous colitis, so-named based on its appearance via colonoscopy, is caused by an overgrowth of clostridium difficile in the colon secondary to antibiotic use.
Treatment, ironically, involves administering (different) antibiotics. Rarely, life-threatening dilitation of the colon can occur, sometimes requiring emergency surgery.

In brief: One and the Same

Pseudomembraneous colitis, so-named based on its appearance via colonoscopy, is caused by an overgrowth of clostridium difficile in the colon secondary to antibiotic use.
Treatment, ironically, involves administering (different) antibiotics. Rarely, life-threatening dilitation of the colon can occur, sometimes requiring emergency surgery.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Common cause

C.Diff is by far the most common cause of pseudomb.
Colitis. But not all cases of c.Diff have pseudomb. And not all cases of pseudomb. Colitis is c.Diff.

In brief: Common cause

C.Diff is by far the most common cause of pseudomb.
Colitis. But not all cases of c.Diff have pseudomb. And not all cases of pseudomb. Colitis is c.Diff.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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