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Medical Term:

pseudomembranous enterocolitis


enterocolitis with the formation and passage of pseudomembranous material in the stools; occurs most commonly as a sequel to antibiotic therapy; caused by a necrolytic exotoxin made by Clostridium difficile.

Synonym(s): pseudomembranous colitis, pseudomembranous enteritis

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