Definitions for "Pseudomembranous Colitis"
An infection of the colon also called Clostridium difficile (C. difficile). It is associated with antibiotic use within the previous 2-3 months. Patients may experience diarrhea, abdominal cramps, low grade fever and rectal bleeding.
severe irritation of the colon caused by Clostridium difficile bacteria. Occurs after taking oral antibiotics, which kill bacteria that normally live in the colon.
a condition caused by the proliferation of the bacterium Clostridium difficile in the colon when the intestinal flora is eliminated by the administration of antibiotics, e.g: clindamycin. It causes abdominal pain, gastrointestinal irritation and diarrhoea,and in severe cases may result in perforation of the bowel