Colite pseudomembraneuse causee par l'ingestion de coloquinte. [Pseudomembranous colitis caused by the ingestion of colocynth]

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serval:BIB_B5232D09CCF4
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Colite pseudomembraneuse causee par l'ingestion de coloquinte. [Pseudomembranous colitis caused by the ingestion of colocynth]
Journal
Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift
Author(s)
Berrut  C., Bisetti  A., Widgren  S., Tissot  J. D., Loizeau  E.
ISSN
0036-7672 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
01/1987
Volume
117
Number
4
Pages
135-8
Notes
Case Reports
English Abstract
Journal Article --- Old month value: Jan 24
Abstract
A 61-year-old woman presented with an acute condition involving confusion, abdominal cramps and bloody diarrhea six hours after accidental ingestion of colocynth mistaken for zucchini. Colonoscopic examination revealed pseudomembranous colitis though the patient had no condition known to be associated with pseudomembranous colitis. Within ten days the mental state returned to normal and the colitis resolved completely. It is suggested that the colitis was caused by the ingestion of colocynth.
Keywords
Cathartics Chemistry Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous/*etiology/pathology Female Humans Intestinal Mucosa/pathology Middle Aged Plant Poisoning/*complications Vegetables/poisoning
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Web of science
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