Dr Ing presented a case study in which a 20-year-old girl with ulcerative colitis developed toxic megacolon
, resulting in her large bowel being surgically removed.
Plain radiographs are usually normal in patients with CDI, unless the patient has an ileus or toxic megacolon
with colonic perforation complicating Campylobacter jejuni ileo-colitis.
difficile colitis, including peritonitis, toxic megacolon
, sepsis, acute renal failure, and systemic inflammatory response syndrome.
Antimotility agents are not indicated, since they impair host responses and increase the risk of toxic megacolon
Loperamide-related toxic megacolon
in Clostridium difficile colitis.
In general there are two potential life-threatening manifestations of UC -- toxic megacolon
and colorectal cancer.
A: The condition is marked by several steps: diarrhea -- and consequent dehydration; fever when the inflammatory process is entrenched; arthritis of the medium-sized joints; eye inflammation; skin lesions; progressively severe bleeding causing anemia; loss of protein and swelling; and development of a toxic megacolon
as the severity of inflammation spreads throughout the bowel.
Never allowing irritant laxative use, as there is an increased risk of laxative habit, toxic megacolon
and possibly GI cancer in long-term users of drugs such as Dulcolax, Ex-Lax, Per-Diem, Senokot and other irritant laxatives.
At the hospital, toxic megacolon
and septicemia were diagnosed, and the patient underwent immediate surgery to remove his entire colon and perform an ileostomy.