Pancolitis: Pancolitis is also known as ulcerative colitis which is an idiopathic chronicinflammatory disorder of the colon and rectum and involves the entire thickness of the colon.
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Symptoms of Pancolitis
- Frequent episodes of rectal bleeding occur, with or without mucus. The characteristic feature is blood in each bowel movement.
- Urgency and tenesmus
- Abdominal cramps
- Weight loss in severe cases
- Extracolonic manifestations- iritis, erythema nodosum, pyoderma gangrenosum, sacroilitis, episcleritis, aphthous ulcers.
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Treatments for Pancolitis
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Causes of Pancolitis
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Pancolitis: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Pancolitis
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The digestive system contains a variety of "good" bacteria that...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. ...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms ...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable...read more »
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Prognosis for Pancolitis
Prognosis for Pancolitis:
Most cases are controlled with medical therapies, with the patient experiencing lifelong exacerbations and remissions. In more severe cases, surgery results in a cure.
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