What are the signs and symptoms of pseudomembranous colitis?

Updated: Oct 02, 2017
  • Author: David A Piccoli, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Patients with pseudomembranous colitis typically present with profuse watery or mucoid diarrhea, tenesmus, fever, abdominal cramps, and tenderness, usually within 1 week of antibiotic therapy. The stools may be frankly bloody or guaiac-positive.


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