Article Text

PDF

Involvement of the appendix in pseudomembranous colitis.
  1. J D Coyne,
  2. P A Dervan,
  3. N Y Haboubi
  1. Department of Histopathology, South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust.

    Abstract

    Pseudomembranous colitis (PMC) is an inflammatory disorder usually limited to the large intestine and is the consequence of antibiotic associated Clostridium difficile overgrowth with production of its toxin. It has a characteristic gross and microscopic appearance. PMC-like changes, usually associated with peri-operative hypotension and with more extensive gastrointestinal tract involvement, have also been described. In neither clinical setting has pseudomembranous appendicitis been recorded. A case of pseudomembranous appendicitis in a 76 year old woman is described.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.