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Pseudomembranous Colitis

Galifianakis AG - MedPix (2008)

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Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Pseudomembranous Colitis

History: 22 year old male OIF patient s/p blast injury and several weeks of antibiotic therapy.

Findings: Abdominal CT demonstrates diffuse colonic wall thickening and a shaggy endoluminal contour. Mucosal and submucosal edema results in "accordian pattern" or "target sign."

Ddx: Pseudomembranous Colitis Inflammatory bowel disease Typhlitis Ischemic Colitis Radiation Colitis Other Infectious Colitis

Dxhow: Fecal culture positive for Clostridium Difficile.

Exam: Fever, leukocytosis and diarrhea. Abdominal exam limited.

No MeSH data available.


Abdominal CT demonstrates diffuse colonic wall thickening and a shaggy endoluminal contour.  Mucosal and submucosal edema results in "accordian pattern or "target sign.
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Pseudomembranous Colitis

Galifianakis AG - MedPix (2008)

Abdominal CT demonstrates diffuse colonic wall thickening and a shaggy endoluminal contour.  Mucosal and submucosal edema results in "accordian pattern or "target sign.
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MPX1834_synpic40781: Abdominal CT demonstrates diffuse colonic wall thickening and a shaggy endoluminal contour. Mucosal and submucosal edema results in "accordian pattern or "target sign.

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Pseudomembranous Colitis

History: 22 year old male OIF patient s/p blast injury and several weeks of antibiotic therapy.

Findings: Abdominal CT demonstrates diffuse colonic wall thickening and a shaggy endoluminal contour. Mucosal and submucosal edema results in "accordian pattern" or "target sign."

Ddx: Pseudomembranous Colitis Inflammatory bowel disease Typhlitis Ischemic Colitis Radiation Colitis Other Infectious Colitis

Dxhow: Fecal culture positive for Clostridium Difficile.

Exam: Fever, leukocytosis and diarrhea. Abdominal exam limited.

No MeSH data available.