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Pseudomembranous colitis: Quiz


Question 1: Fecal bacteriotherapy, a procedure related to ________ research, has been suggested as an alternative cure for the disease.
ProbioticLactobacillus reuteriDietary fiberLactobacillus casei

Question 2: The disease is usually treated with oral ________ (400 mg every 8 hours).

Question 3: Cg+ S. aureus (Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, ________, MRSA)
AnthraxErysipelasDiphtheriaToxic shock syndrome

Question 4: ________ (a yeast) has been shown in one small study of 124 patients to reduce the recurrence rate of pseudomembranous colitis.
Esophageal candidiasisSaccharomyces boulardiiCandida albicansICD-10 Chapter I: Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

Question 5: ________ is the antibiotic classically associated with this disorder, but any antibiotic can cause the condition.

Question 6: Adjunctive therapy may include cholestyramine, a bile acid resin that can be used to bind ________ toxin.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureusClostridium difficilePathogenic bacteriaPseudomembranous colitis

Question 7: The use of clindamycin or broad-spectrum antibiotics such as ________ causes the normal bacterial flora of the bowel to be altered.
CephalosporinBeta-lactam antibioticPenicillinVancomycin

Question 8: In particular, when the ________ kills off other competing bacteria in the intestine, any bacteria remaining will have less competition for space and nutrients there.
Nucleic acid inhibitorAntibioticAntibiotic misuseATC code J01

Question 9: Their "sick" appearance tends to be paralleled by the results of their blood tests which often show ________, an elevated white blood cell count, and low serum albumin.
AnemiaIron deficiency anemiaPernicious anemiaAplastic anemia

Question 10: It is often, but not always, caused by the bacterium ________.
Pathogenic bacteriaPseudomembranous colitisClostridium difficileMethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

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