Pseudomembranous colitis in a child

  • Rajani Hassan Sreenivasamurthy
  • Narayanappa Doddaiah Doddaiah
  • Rashmi Nagaraj


A 7-year-old male child with a history of fever of 1-month duration, treated with ceftriaxone for 10 days, developed foul-smelling bloody loose stools associated with severe abdominal cramps. Colonoscopy revealed yellowish-white pseudomembranes suggestive of pseudomembranous colitis which is uncommon in pediatric age group.

Keywords: Child, Colitis, Pseudomembranous
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Sreenivasamurthy, R., Doddaiah, N. D., & Nagaraj, R. (2018). Pseudomembranous colitis in a child. Indian Journal of Child Health, 5(4), 308-309. Retrieved from
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