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Pseudomembranous colitis

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Hospitalized and following antibiotic therapy for pneumonia. Now has increasing abdominal pain and progressive watery diarrhea.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

CT Abdomen and pelvis

Grossly thickened colon wall and low-attenuation edematous submucosa with pericolonic stranding. All colonic segments are affected indicating this is a pancolitis.

The central loop of bowel just superior to the urinary bladder demonstrates the accordion sign.

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Case information

rID: 22935
Published: 5th May 2013
Last edited: 2nd May 2020
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