Is pseudomembranous colitis contagious?
a family member was diagnosed with this illness. the gi dr. stated that this was contagious via fecal and/or oral route can taking only one round of antibiotics cause you to have pseudomembranous colitis
The most common diseases to affect the colon: Angiodysplasia of the colon Appendicitis Chronic functional abdominal pain Colitis Colorectal cancer Constipation Crohn's disease Diarrhea DiverticulitisNF Diverticulosis Hirschsprung's disease (aganglionosis) Ileus Intussusception Irritable bowel syndrome Polyp Pseudomembranous colitis Ulcerative colitis and toxic megacolon
First, semantics--neither Tetracycline nor any other antibiotic will cause a superinfection. However, tetracycline can cause something called "antibiotic-associated pseudomembranous colitis" (aka C. dif colitis) which occurs when a bacteria called clostridium difficile (aka C. dif) which normally only exists in small amounts or not at all in the intestines of healthy individuals, proliferates to large numbers in the colon. This can happen when someone takes a widen spectrum antibiotic (like tetracycline) which can kill off…
Inflamation of the colon. Colitis is actually inflammation in the large intestine. It can be caused my many different disease types. There are different types of colitis. Other colitis types may include ulcerative, Crohn's Colitis, Diversion Colitis, Ischemic colitis, Infectious colitis, Fulminant colitis, chemical Colitis, Microscopic colitis and Atypical colitis. TOSSER POOP
rosacea ---- The above answer is actually incorrect. Metronidazole, also known in the United States as Flagyl in oral or IV form, and Metrogel in creme form, is used in many infections. Some examples include anaerobic abdominal infections, pseudomembranous colitis, vaginitis, trichomoniasis, pelvic inflammatory diseases, aspiration pneumonia, and abscesses, such as cerebral abscesses.
rosacea ---- The above answer is actually incorrect. Metronidazole, also known in the United States as Flagyl in oral or IV form, and Metrogel in creme form, is used in many infections. Some examples include anaerobic abdominal infections, pseudomembranous colitis, vaginitis, trichomoniasis, pelvic inflammatory diseases, aspiration pneumonia, and abscesses, such as cerebral abscesses. It is also used for the treatment of rosacea as well as the above
There are more than 3 diseases caused by endospore producers, but here are a few: Botulism - Clostridium botulinum Pseudomembranous colitis - Clostridium difficile Gas gangrene - Clostridium perfringens Food poisoning - Costridium perfringens Tetanus - Clostridium tetani Anthrax - Bacillus anthracis Food poisoning - Bacillus cereus Those are the main ones, but there are a few more that aren't as common.
I have taken both of these at the same time. These were prescribed by two doctors. Then, about 6 weeks later, I was admitted to the hospital with pseudomembranous colitis, toxic megacolon, diverticulitis, and sepsis. They did not hold out much hope that I would live. My colon was removed and I did survive to go through 5 more surgeries. My condition was caused by antibiotic use. And, metronidazole if often used to treat my…