Corpus ID: 27002453

Pseudomembranous colitis. A complication of sulfasalazine therapy in a patient with Crohn's colitis.

@article{Pokorney1981PseudomembranousCA,
  title={Pseudomembranous colitis. A complication of sulfasalazine therapy in a patient with Crohn's colitis.},
  author={B. Pokorney and T. Nichols},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1981},
  volume={76 4},
  pages={
          374-6
        }
}
Pseudomembranous colitis is a potentially life-threatening acute medical problem usually associated with a history of previous antibiotic exposure. Presented here is a case of sulfasalazine associated pseudomembranous colitis in a patient with known Crohn's colitis. The diagnosis was confirmed by identifying Clostridium difficile toxin in the stool. This a newly reported complication of sulfasalazine therapy. 
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