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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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.
coli O157:H7, including hemorrhagic colitis, hemolytic uremic syndrome, and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.
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The third patient was a 32-year-old man with hemorrhagic colitis who began treatment with sulfasalazine.
coli O157:H7 has been a major cause of hemorrhagic colitis and hemolytic uremic syndrome in North America.