Familial pseudomembranous colitis and its relation to lincomycin therapy

Mary Jo E Harrod, Michael S. Brown, Arthur G. Weinberg, William N. Harkness, Joseph L. Goldstein

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Scopus citations


Severe pseudomembranous colitis was observed in 3 members of a single family: the father and 2 of his children. 2 of the affected family members received the antibiotic lincomycin prior to the onset of their symptoms. The findings in this family raise the possibility that antibiotic-induced pseudomembranous colitis in some patients may be the result of a pharmacogenetic interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)808-812
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Digestive Diseases
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


Dive into the research topics of 'Familial pseudomembranous colitis and its relation to lincomycin therapy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this