Leukemia and diarrhea
CT abdomen and pelvis
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CT images demonstrate diffuse bowel wall thickening and oedema, and mucosal enhancement involving the entire colon and the rectum.
Pseudomembranous colitis from Clostridium difficile is relatively uncommon in childhood and is more often associated with children with predisposing conditions as in our case e.g. history of leukemia.
This case was submitted with supervision and input from:
Soni C. Chawla, M.D.
Department of Radiological Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Olive View - UCLA Medical Center
- Blickman JG, Boland GW, Cleveland RH, Bramson RT and Lee MJ. Pseudomembranous colitis: CT findings in children. Pediatr Radiol. 1995; 25 Suppl 1:S157.