Atlas of Gastroenterological Endoscopy
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Colitis in sepsis
colitis in sepsis colitis in sepsis
Secondary to a staphylococcal sepsis a toxic colitis develops presenting with multiple flat ulcerations of the entire colon. The germ itself canīt be cultured from the stool. The ulcerations cause recurrent, peranal hemorrhages requiring transfusions. Multiple endoscopic interventions are required for management. Oral mesalacine combined with mesalacine enemas are insuffucient. The healing of the ulceration takes many weeks. See also Differential diagnosis of colitis.