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Pseudomembranous Enterocolitis (Pseudomembranous Colitis) Summary

Description: 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.

Also Known As: Pseudomembranous Colitis; Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous; Pseudomembranous Enteritis; Antibiotic Associated Colitis; Colitis, Antibiotic-Associated Show All >>

Networked: 590 relevant articles (22 outcomes, 19 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Pseudomembranous Enterocolitis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Vancomycin : 8 outcomes 3 studies in 73 results : FDA 23 Generic
  2. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 114 results : IBA
  3. Cholestyramine Resin (Questran) : 2 outcomes in 11 results : FDA 18 Generic
  4. Clindamycin (Cleocin) : 1 outcome 3 studies in 74 results : FDA 19 Generic
  5. Metronidazole (Metric) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 36 results : FDA 70 Generic
  6. Lincomycin (Lincocin) : 1 outcome 1 study in 28 results : FDA 4
  7. Bacitracin (Baci-Rx) : 1 outcome 1 study in 6 results : FDA 44 Generic
  8. Antineoplastic Agents (Antineoplastics) : 1 outcome 1 study in 4 results : IBA
  9. Rifampin (Rifampicin) : 1 outcome in 22 results : FDA 13 Generic
  10. trimethylaminocarboxyldihydroboran (TCDB) : 1 outcome in 7 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Pseudomembranous Enterocolitis

  1. Diarrhea
  2. Toxic Megacolon
  3. Fever (Fevers)
  4. Ileus
  5. Abdominal Pain (Pain, Abdominal)
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Key Therapies for Pseudomembranous Enterocolitis

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  1. Enema (Enemas) : 1 outcome 1 study in 8 results
  2. Oral Administration : 1 outcome 1 study in 5 results
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 1 outcome in 27 results
  4. Colostomy : 1 outcome in 5 results
  5. Decompression : 1 outcome in 1 result
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