MCQ – 88370

Question

A 53-year-old woman complains of acute diarrhea and severe abdominal pain. She was recently treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics for community-acquired pneumonia. A CBC shows a WBC count of 24,000/μL. The patient subsequently develops septic shock and dies. A portion of her colon is shown at autopsy. These findings are typical of which of the following gastrointestinal diseases?

A.

Crohn disease

B. Diverticulitis

C.

Pseudomembranous colitis

D.

Ulcerative colitis

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