Pseudomembranous colitis

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What is pseudomembranous colitis?

Pseudomembranous colitis is an infection of the colon. It is most often associated with recent antibiotic therapy and frequently, but not always, caused by the bacterium Clostridium difficile.

Common symptoms reported by people with pseudomembranous colitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with pseudomembranous colitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flagyl)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pseudomembranous colitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Vancocin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pseudomembranous colitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with pseudomembranous colitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with pseudomembranous colitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flagyl)
Perceived effectiveness
for pseudomembranous colitis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
metallic taste in mouth upset stomach
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pseudomembranous colitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Vancocin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pseudomembranous colitis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
upset stomach
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pseudomembranous colitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
low blood pressure
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with pseudomembranous colitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has pseudomembranous colitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 4
30s 4
40s 8
50s 7
60s 9
70+ 7
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 9
Female 32

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 21
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from pseudomembranous colitis patients who have completed their condition history
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