Bacterial Diarrhea

by Carlo Raj, MD

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    00:01 Infections of the GI continue.

    00:03 Pseudomembranous colitis is the complication of the bacteria, C. diff.

    00:08 Meaning to say in a hospital setting, the patient was given antibiotics, all the competitors with C. diff. were killed off.

    00:15 The bacteria that ends up on top of the mountain is your C. diff.

    00:19 causing pseudomembranous colitis.

    00:21 Diarrhea, fever, leukocytosis, complications you are worried about, megacolon imperforation. And so therefore, colonoscopy shows pseudomembranes.

    00:35 Your diagnosis based on toxin assay.

    00:37 The treatment for C. diff. would in fact be metronidazole or perhaps oral vanco but your drug of choice even to this day would be metronidazole.

    00:47 Occurs in 15%, requires prolonged antibiotics for Clostridium difficile as our topic.

    00:55 Let´s go ahead and take a look at that pseudomembranous colitis and if you would then take a look at the colon here, you would notice here that it looks like a pseudomembrane and perhaps it looks like a ulcerative colitis and company but it´s not, it´s a pseudomembrane.

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    The lecture Bacterial Diarrhea by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Small and Large Intestine Diseases.

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    1. Camplylobacter jejuni
    2. E coli
    3. Salmonella
    4. Vibrio parahemolyticus
    5. Streptococcus aureus
    1. Clostridium perfringens
    2. Salmonella
    3. Shigella
    4. Yersinia enterolitica
    5. Campylobacter jejuni

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     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD

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