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What is focal colitis?

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Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Tummy Ache: Focal colitis is a general term for inflammation of a particular area of colon. Usually this is caused by food-borne illness or inflammatory bowel disease (like crohn's disease). Very rarely serious pathology like mesenteric ischemia can show a focal colitis but you would be extremely ill. Typically a colitis will resolve on its own, but can occasionally need antibiotics.

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A generic: Term for inflammation in the colon, better known as the large intestine.

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