Pseudomembranous colitis

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Longstanding hospitalization in intensive care unit due to attempted suicide with hypoglycaemia.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female

CT abdomen and pelvis

 CT scan shows grossly thickened colonic wall with enhancing mucosa and low attenuation oedematous submucosa. There is moderate ascites with some pericolonic fat stranding.

Case Discussion

Clostridium difficile was isolated as etiologic agent. Given the clinical context, the findings are consistent with pseudomembranous colitis.

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Case information

rID: 35733
Published: 21st Apr 2015
Last edited: 30th May 2016
Tags: colon, colitis
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