melanosis coli

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melanosis coli

[‚mel·ə′nō·səs ′kō‚lī]
(pathology)
Melanotic pigmentation of the mucosa of the colon in large numbers of minute foci.
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However, ease of access to laxatives renders them liable to abuse, and chronic administration can lead to complications like dehydration, hypokalaemia and pseudomelanosis coli (Capasso and Gaginella, 1997; Xing and Soffer, 2001).
The results of a recent prospective clinical study in 1095 patients undergoing coloscopic control are based on the coincidence of Pseudomelanosis coli (PMC; a brown/black pigmentation of the colonic mucosa) as a reliable marker of chronic anthranoid laxatives abuse and pathological diagnoses.