Definition of pseudomembranous in US English:



  • See pseudomembrane

    • ‘The first description of pseudomembranous lesions in the gastrointestinal tract was by Finney in 1883.1 The patient was a 22-year-old woman who had a tumor resected from the stomach.’
    • ‘The patient was a 64-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease and sepsis who underwent colonoscopy to evaluate the possibility of pseudomembranous colitis.’
    • ‘Bacterial tracheitis (also called pseudomembranous croup) is an uncommon infection that usually occurs in children and has a severe, rapidly progressive course.’
    • ‘Minerva was once prescribed treatment for asymptomatic Helicobacter pylori infection and ended up with pseudomembranous colitis.’
    • ‘In patients with pseudomembranous colitis vancomycin may occasionally reach therapeutic concentrations in serum, which can theoretically damage a fetus's VIIIth cranial nerve.’