hemorrhagic colitis


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hemorrhagic colitis

[‚hem·ə¦raj·ik kə′līd·əs]
(medicine)
An acute disease characterized by overtly bloody diarrhea that is caused by infection with the enterohemorrhagic strain of Escherichia coli (EC O157:H7).
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Some strains can even cause gastroenteritis, urinary tract infections, neonatal meningitis, hemorrhagic colitis, and Crohn's disease.
Hemorrhagic colitis associated with rare Escherichia coli serotype.
It is associated with life threatening disease conditions in humans such as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), and hemorrhagic colitis (HC) [2].
Symptoms are diarrhea and nausea in mild cases and hemorrhagic colitis and necrotizing enterocolitis in serious cases, resembling NOMI.
coli results mild and severe bloody diarrhea, hemorrhagic colitis, and or hemolytic uremic syndrome, which lead to kidney failure (2, 3).
Klebsiella oxytoca as a causative organism of antibiotic-associated hemorrhagic colitis. N Engl J Med.2006;355:2418-26.
A severe outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7--associated hemorrhagic colitis in a nursing home.
Acute hemorrhagic colitis after oral administration of oseltamivir for Influenza.
The success rate was 100% in colonoscopies performed on the first day (in two patients who had bleeding diverticula and hemorrhagic colitis, each).
According to a health expert the meat available in the markets was infected with a number of deadly bacteria and was not fit for human consumption, causing dangerous diseases like typhoid, pneumonia, urinary tract infection, hemorrhagic colitis and other diseases.
These are similar to those involved in hemorrhagic colitis and haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) - a deadly complication of E.coli.
coli, however, has also acquired specific sequences that appear to be similar to those involved in the pathogenicity of hemorrhagic colitis and hemolytic-uremic syndrome.