Korean J Gastrointest Endosc > Volume 21(1); 2000 > Article
Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2000;21(1): 568-571.
호중구성 복수를 동반한 위막성 대장염 1예 ( A Case of Pseudomembranous Colitis Associated with Neutrocytic Ascites )
나경선(Kyoung Sun Na),전대원(Dae Won Jun),박은주(Eun Joo Park),장우영(Woo Young Jang),전용철(Yong Cheol Jeon),은창수(Chang Soo Eun),손주현(Joo Hyun Sohn),한동수(Dong Soo Han)
Antibiotic associated colitis due to Clostridium difficile is a common infection associated with significant morbidity. In severe cases, Pseudomembranous colitis (PMC) may be associated with intraperitoneal fluid accumulation. Howwver, the characteristics of the liquid are seldom described. This case report describes PMC patients who were presented with low serum-ascites albumin gradients (SAAG)and neutrocytic ascites, without evidence of infectious, malignant, or inflammatory peritoneal disease. The characteristics of their fluid specimens and the possible pathogenic mechanisms are discussed. These findings suggest that PMC without bowel perforation or spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. ( Korean J Gastrointest Endosc; 21: 568-571)
Key Words: Pseudomembranous colitis, Ascites, Serum-acites albumin gradients
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