colitis

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co·li·tis

 (kə-lī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the colon. Also called colonitis.

colitis

(kɒˈlaɪtɪs; kə-) or

colonitis

n
(Pathology) inflammation of the colon
colitic adj

co•li•tis

(kəˈlaɪ tɪs, koʊ-)

n.
inflammation of the colon.
[1855–60]

colitis

Inflammation of the large intestine or colon. It may result from a viral or bacterial infection, causing pain and severe diarrhea.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colitis - inflammation of the colon
Crohn's disease, regional enteritis, regional ileitis - a serious chronic and progressive inflammation of the ileum producing frequent bouts of diarrhea with abdominal pain and nausea and fever and weight loss
irritable bowel syndrome, mucous colitis, spastic colon - recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea (often alternating with periods of constipation); often associated with emotional stress
ulcerative colitis - a serious chronic inflammatory disease of the large intestine and rectum characterized by recurrent episodes of abdominal pain and fever and chills and profuse diarrhea
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
Translations
kolitida
paksunsuolen tulehdus

colitis

[kɒˈlaɪtɪs] Ncolitis f

colitis

[kɒʊˈlaɪtɪs kəˈlaɪtɪs] ncolite f

colitis

[kɒˈlaɪtɪs] n (Med) → colite f

co·li·tis

n. colitis, infl. del colon;
chronic ______ crónica;
pseudomembranous ______ mucomembranosa;
spasmodic ______ espasmódica;
ulcerative ______ ulcerativa.

colitis

n colitis f; ischemic — colitis isquémica; microscopic — colitis microscópica; pseudomembranous — colitis seudomembranosa; ulcerative — colitis ulcerosa
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Patients with diarrhoea and demonstrable pseudomembranous colitis at endoscopy or at histopathology were also diagnosed as having CDAD.
About 25 per cent of AAD cases and close to 100 per cent of the more serious pseudomembranous colitis are due to super-infection by C difficile.
Pseudomembranous colitis, ulcerative colitis, lymphoma, leukemia, and hemorrhage into the bowel wall from coagulopathies may also produce the thumbprint sign.
Clostridium difficile is well recognized as the etiologic agent of pseudomembranous colitis and has been implicated as the cause of 10%-25% of cases of antimicrobial drug-associated diarrhea (1).
Oral vancomycin is recommended for treatment of severe disease defined as a marked leukocytosis, acute renal failure, hypotension or pseudomembranous colitis.
iv) Pseudomembranous colitis (PMC): Finney (22) was the first to describe PMC as a post-operative complication of gastroenterostomy.
Pseudomembranous colitis caused by a toxin A-B+ strain of Clostridium difficile.
Colette Donohue, from Crumlin, Co Dublin, died of multi-organ failure when the infection pseudomembranous colitis took hold.
A single stool specimen for Clostridium difficile common antigen, enzyme immunoassay (E1A) for toxins A and B, or tissue culture is usually sufficient to assess for pseudomembranous colitis.
1-6) C difficile has been associated with 96 to 100% of cases of pseudomembranous colitis, 60 to 75% of cases of antibiotic-related colitis and 11 to 33% of cases of diarrhea occurring with antibiotic therapy.
All 16 patients had severe colitis, and 7 had pseudomembranous colitis.