Ischemic Colitis

A condition of inflammation of the colon resulting from insufficient blood supply to the region.

Etiology:

  • hypotension
  • blood vessel constriction
  • thrombosis

Manifestations:

  • abdominal pain
  • fever
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting

 

Treatment and Management:

  • surgical resection of ischemic portion of the intestine
  • antibiotic resolution of infection
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