In gastroenterology, pseudomembranous enterocolitis is 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." The disorder is an increasing matter of concern, as it is one of the more common nosocomial infections, but is also being seen in community-acquired cases.
- See also: Clostridium difficile
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