Corpus ID: 53317991

Pseudomembranous Colitis – a review Colite Pseudomembranosa - uma revisão

  title={Pseudomembranous Colitis – a review Colite Pseudomembranosa - uma revisão},
  author={Vasconcelos de Carvalho and Arnaldo Costa de Medeiros Junior and B{\'a}rbara Monitchelly and Fernandes Chaves and Clara Rafael Silva Xavier and Am{\'a}lia C{\'i}nthia Meneses R{\^e}go and Irami Ara{\'u}jo and Filho and Aldo Cunha Medeiros},
  • Vasconcelos de Carvalho, Arnaldo Costa de Medeiros Junior, +6 authors Aldo Cunha Medeiros
  • Published 2014
  • Pseudomembranous colitis is a disease caused by Clostridium difficile that predominantly affects the lower gastrointestinal tract. Its main risk factors are antibiotic use, advanced age and hospitalization. We used the keywords Pseudomembranous colitis, Clostridium difficile, Antibiotics, Pseudomembranous, Fulminant colitis, and the search was performed in PubMed, Virtual Health Library-Brazil, Embase and Scopus. Pathogenesis is not fully understood. The most frequent clinical presentation… CONTINUE READING

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