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antibiotic enterocolitis


Definition: enterocolitis caused by oral administration of broad spectrum antibiotics, resulting from overgrowth of antibiotic-resistant staphylococci or yeasts and fungi, when the normal fecal gram-negative organisms are suppressed, resulting in diarrhea or pseudomembranous enterocolitis.

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