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What readily contributes to the development of ischemic colitis?
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Pediatrics 35 years experience
Blockage in arteries: Ischemic colitis is inflammation and damage to parts of the intestine due to inadequate blood flow to those areas. When cholesterol plaques build up in arteries or when they break apart in arteries, blockage to blood flow occurs. Depending on where the arteries lead to, results of blockage are ischemic colitis (intestines), strokes (brain), heart attacks (heart muscle), claudication (legs), etc...
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