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What is mesenteric ischemia and want causes it?

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Dr. Heleen Bierman
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Lack of blood flow

It is impaired blood flow to the intestines.
Mostly caused by atherosclerosis of aorta and mesenteric vessels. Can be caused by rare diseases like Fabry's disease, blood clots or vasculitis.

In brief: Lack of blood flow

It is impaired blood flow to the intestines.
Mostly caused by atherosclerosis of aorta and mesenteric vessels. Can be caused by rare diseases like Fabry's disease, blood clots or vasculitis.
Dr. Heleen Bierman
Dr. Heleen Bierman
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Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Family Medicine

In brief: Bowel ischaemia

Inadequate blood supply to bowel.
Causes - emboli phenomenon - mesenteric artery thrombosis - hypotension - drugs e.g. Vasopressors,ergotamines , coccaine and digitalis - mesenteric venous thrombosis

In brief: Bowel ischaemia

Inadequate blood supply to bowel.
Causes - emboli phenomenon - mesenteric artery thrombosis - hypotension - drugs e.g. Vasopressors,ergotamines , coccaine and digitalis - mesenteric venous thrombosis
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
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