Infectious Disorders of the Colon

Bobbi S. Pritt

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Infectious colitis is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and may be caused by a wide variety of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. This chapter discusses the clinical and pathologic manifestations of the primary agents infecting the colon that may be seen by the surgical pathologist: the diarrheagenic bacteria in the family Enterobacteriaceae (Escherichia coli, Aeromonas, Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, and Yersinia species), Clostridioides (formerly Clostridium) difficile, Bradyspira spirochetes causing intestinal spirochetosis, Aspergillus species, members of the Mucorales, Cryptococcus neoformans/C. gattii, Histoplasma capsulatum, cytomegalovirus, human immunodeficiency virus, Entamoeba histolytica, Balantidioides coli, Schistosoma species, and Trichuris trichiura. Also covered are the histopathologic differential diagnosis and recommended ancillary tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSurgical Pathology of Non-neoplastic Gastrointestinal Diseases
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9783030155735
ISBN (Print)9783030155728
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Amebiasis
  • Colitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Dysentery
  • Infectious
  • Salmonellosis
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Shigellosis
  • Typhoid
  • Whipworm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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