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Descriptor English:   Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous 
Descriptor Spanish:   Enterocolitis Seudomembranosa 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Enterocolite Pseudomembranosa 
Synonyms English:   Pseudomembranous Colitis
Pseudomembranous Enteritis
Pseudomembranous Enterocolitis
Antibiotic Associated Colitis
Colitis, Antibiotic-Associated
Antibiotic-Associated Colitis
Clostridium Enterocolitis
Colitis, Pseudomembranous
Enteritis, Pseudomembranous  
Tree Number:   C01.252.410.222.310
C06.405.205.596.800
C06.405.469.363.800
Definition English:   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. 
Indexing Annotation English:   coord IM with specific Clostridium species (IM)
History Note English:   85; was ENTEROCOLITIS, ACUTE 1963-84 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
TM transmission UR urine
VE veterinary VI virology
Record Number:   22442 
Unique Identifier:   D004761 

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