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Disease Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous

Name Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous
Synonyms Antibiotic Associated Colitis | Antibiotic-Associated Colitis | Clostridium Enterocolitis | Colitis, Antibiotic-Associated | Colitis, Pseudomembranous | Enteritis, Pseudomembranous | Pseudomembranous Colitis | Pseudomembranous Enteritis | Pseudomembranous Enterocolitis
Definition 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.
Categories Bacterial infection or mycosis | Digestive system disease
MeSH® ID D004761
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1. DiseasesBacterial Infections and Mycoses Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Bacterial Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Clostridium Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesDigestive System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Gastrointestinal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Gastroenteritis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Enterocolitis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
3. DiseasesDigestive System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Gastrointestinal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Intestinal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Enterocolitis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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