Intestinal Ulcers and Infections - NEET PG Pathology
Feb 17, 2023
Intestinal ulcers and infections are common conditions encountered in clinical practice, significantly impacting morbidity and mortality. Many other gastrointestinal conditions may present symptoms like intestinal ulcers and infections. And thus, it is important to have a thorough understanding of the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, and management of these conditions.
Most commonly seen in patients who have been taking third generation Cephalosporins for a long period of time.
The toxin released by C. difficile leads to the accumulation of a necrotic material which is responsible for the formation of a puss containing material (necrotic material) on the membrane of the intestine.
ENDOSCOPIC VIEW : A pseudomembrane formation can be seen in the endoscopy, due to the formation of the pus containing material on the intestinal membrane. The presence of this pseudo membrane gives this disease its name.
The presence of Necrotic debris and neutrophils arising from the epithelial lining of the intestine can be seen, forming a “Mushroom-like” appearance or “volcanic eruption” form in the microscopic view.
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