volume 3, issue 5980, P434-434 1975
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.3.5980.434-a
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Abstract: presenting with the severe form of this illness, as described above. Surgery should be avoided,' 2 as the majority of cases described have improved with supportive treatmente-3 together with systemic and/or local steroids and more recently cholestyramine.4 A firm diagnosis can usually be made at sigmoidoscopy and rectal biopsy, thereby distinguishing it from acute ulcerative colitis, which the barium enema cannot do.5 Clindamycin-associated pseudomembranous colitis is now well described. Estimates of the incid…

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