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Megacolon (Overview)

Dilation and hypertrophy of the large intestine, due to a variety of conditions.


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Megacolon.! please help.! my son has it?

Megacolon.! please help.! my son has it?

Swollen large bowel: The largebowel stops working and waste piles up finally blocking the exit so it baloons up. ...Read more

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Megacolon (Overview)

Dilation and hypertrophy of the large intestine, due to a variety of conditions.


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What organisms cause toxic megacolon?

Multiple: True toxic megacolon is a complication of crohn's disease and uc. It can be associated with any bacteria present in the colon. Antibiotics given as part of the treatment should cover c. Diff, enterococcus, and gnr's. ...Read more

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Will toxic megacolon kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will toxic megacolon kill me if I don't get treatment?

Absolutely: It has to resolve otherwise surgery is critical before the colon ruptures and you go into shock. ...Read more

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Megacolon.! please help.! my son has it?

Swollen large bowel: The largebowel stops working and waste piles up finally blocking the exit so it baloons up. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: megacolon?

Megacolon: Dilation and hypertrophy of the large intestine, due to a variety of conditions. ...Read more

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How often do chron's children develop toxic megacolon?

How often do chron's children develop toxic megacolon?

Uncertain: The percentage of inflammatory bowel patients (ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease) who get toxic megacolon is not known. Around 1990, some estimated the number to be 1% to 5% of patients overall. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: toxic megacolon?

What is the definition or description of: toxic megacolon?

Dilated, sick: Toxic megacolon is a dilation of the colon above 6 cm. It is typically associated with signs of severe illness (such as increased heart rate, fever, etc). It is diagnosed by a thorough assessment by your doctor and abdominal x-rays. It is a serious condition that often requires surgery. ...Read more

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What is the parasite that causes toxic megacolon?

What is the parasite that causes toxic megacolon?

Toxic megacolon: This is a clinical syndrome that may be caused by many different inflammatory conditions. These days the most common infection may be clostridium difficile colitis. Ulcerative colitis and chrohn's disease may also be involved frequently. Parasitic infection would be a rare cause. ...Read more