Possible foodborne transmission in a case of pseudomembranous
colitis due to Clostridium difficile: influence of gastrointestinal secretions on Clostridium difficile infection.
In addition to the nonspecific measures used to correct and prevent fluid, electrolyte, and nutritional imbalances, all persons with bloody and watery chronic diarrhea (including those with pseudomembranous
colitis) and 5 of the 15 patients with mild chronic diarrhea (10 were lost to follow-up) were treated with ofloxacin (800 mg/day) or ceftriaxone (2 g/day), based on the results of antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
It is commonly associated with antibiotic use and the life-threatening complications include pseudomembranous
colitis, toxic megacolon, perforation of the colon and death.
Oral candidias is and its pseudomembranous
, angular cheilitis, erythematous and oropharyngeal variants were reported in most studies (1,2,16,17,19).
Q1: Drug of choice for tissue amoebiasis; Q3: Antiamoebic drug interaction with ethanol; Q4: Type of drug interaction seen with Q3; Q5: Luminal amoebicidal agent; Q6: Drug of choice for Pseudomembranous
colitis; Q7: Chloroquine indications; Q8: Antiamoebic drug causing subacute myelo-optic neuropathy; Q9: Drug for resistance extra-intestinal amoebiasis; Q10: Mechanism of action of metronidazole Table 2: Pre- and post-test response among male Questions Correct responses Two-tailed P value n(%) Pretest Post-test Q1.
12) Pox and herpes viruses have been identified to cause pseudomembranous
Severe infection results in watery diarrhea multiple times per day, severe abdominal cramping, colitis, pseudomembranous
colitis, and in rare cases, toxic megacolon.
difficile/Epi, Cepheid, Sunnyvale CA) in stools, or an endoscopic image consistent with pseudomembranous
One patient sustained severe diarrhea caused by pseudomembranous
colitis on day 12 during postoperative rehabilitation.
Oral teicoplanin has been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of pseudomembranous
colitis and Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea with comparable efficacy to vancomycin.
colitis secondary to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
if patient is tolerating oral feed; and is not septic) rather than IV administration as there is some data to suggest that IV antibiotics pose a greater risk of development of pseudomembranous
colitis than their oral counterparts.