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Toxic megacolon

Toxic megacolon: Introduction

Toxic megacolon: is a life threatening complication. See detailed information below for a list of 12 causes of Toxic megacolon, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Toxic megacolon:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Toxic megacolon. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Toxic megacolon

Home Diagnostic Testing and Toxic megacolon

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Causes of Types of Toxic megacolon:

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Toxic megacolon: Symptom Checker

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Toxic megacolon Treatments

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Toxic megacolon: Animations

Toxic megacolon: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Toxic megacolon

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Toxic megacolon: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Toxic megacolon

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed, 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 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 can also kill the "good" bacteria in the 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. 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 course, 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 (see symptoms of celiac disease). A variety 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 bowel syndrome, or more »

Toxic megacolon: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Toxic megacolon

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Toxic megacolon: Related Rare Diseases

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Toxic megacolon: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Toxic megacolon listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Toxic megacolon as a symptom include:

Definitions of Toxic megacolon:

An acute form of MEGACOLON, severe pathological dilatation of the COLON. It is associated with clinical conditions such as ULCERATIVE COLITIS; CROHN DISEASE; AMEBIC DYSENTERY; or CLOSTRIDIUM ENTEROCOLITIS.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Detailed list of causes of Toxic megacolon

The list below shows some of the causes of Toxic megacolon mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Toxic megacolon?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Toxic megacolon. Of the 12 causes of Toxic megacolon that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 8 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Toxic megacolon:

The following list of conditions have 'Toxic megacolon' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Toxic megacolon:

The following list of medical conditions have Toxic megacolon or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.





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Causes of Toxic megacolon Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Toxic megacolon based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Classifications of Toxic megacolon:

    Medical Conditions associated with Toxic megacolon:

    Colon symptoms (15 causes), Intestinal symptoms (5299 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Intestine symptoms (4 causes)

    Symptoms related to Toxic megacolon:

    Ulcerative colitis, Inflammatory bowel disease, Bowel cancer, Rectal abscess, Fistula, Bloody diarrhea (75 causes), Corticosteroids, Sulfasalazine, Colectomy

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