pseudomembranous enterocolitis

an acute type with formation of pseudomembranous plaques that overlie superficial ulcerations and pass out in the feces; it may result from shock, ischemia, or aftereffects of antibiotic therapy (see antibiotic-associated e.). Called also pseudomembranous colitis or enteritis.

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