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What organisms cause toxic megacolon?

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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Organisms (Definition)

1. An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life. 2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living ...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

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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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Are there any natural remedies for toxic megacolon?

No. (can be fatal): Toxic megacolon can be fatal. Hospitalization and treatment is needed. The large intestine, already stressed by inflammatory bowel disease or infection, one day stops moving and dilates full of air. The infection can spread throughout the large intestine, into the blood, and cause sepsis, shock, and death. Without rapid improvement, surgeons have to cut out the large intestine to save one's life. ...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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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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2weeks ago I felt left side colon pain of10.It released and a warmth ran down my insides.Terrible bloating after eating now.Sore.Toxic megacolon?

Be checked ...: As long as still able to pass gas & move bowel and without history of inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis or Chrohn's disease), the odd to have toxic megacolon is low. Nonetheless, make sure to be evaluated ASAP without trying to wait out. How to have all related things for good care done correctly? Follow steps / instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Toxic Megacolon (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Megacolon (Definition)

Dilation and hypertrophy of the large intestine, due to ...Read more