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co·li·tis

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

(kɒˈlaɪtɪs; kə-) or

colonitis

n
(Pathology) inflammation of the colon
colitic adj
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co•li•tis

(kəˈlaɪ tɪs, koʊ-)

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

Inflammation of the large intestine or colon. It may result from a viral or bacterial infection, causing pain and severe diarrhea.
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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
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Translations
kolitida
paksunsuolen tulehdus

colitis

[kɒˈlaɪtɪs] Ncolitis f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

colitis

[kɒʊˈlaɪtɪs kəˈlaɪtɪs] ncolite f
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colitis

[kɒˈlaɪtɪs] n (Med) → colite f
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co·li·tis

n. colitis, infl. del colon;
chronic ______ crónica;
pseudomembranous ______ mucomembranosa;
spasmodic ______ espasmódica;
ulcerative ______ ulcerativa.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

colitis

n colitis f; ischemic — colitis isquémica; microscopic — colitis microscópica; pseudomembranous — colitis seudomembranosa; ulcerative — colitis ulcerosa
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References in periodicals archive ?
(1) Trophozoites of entamoeba histolytica are responsible for the amebic colitis. Transmission of amebic colitis is mostly by ingestion of contaminated food or water containing the cyst form of this parasite but venereal transmission by fecal-oral route also occurs.
The formation of an ameboma is another uncommon manifestation that may occur in amebic colitis. It tends to present with pain and swelling in the right iliac fossa, or with symptoms of bowel obstruction [27, 32].
The researchers suggested that the work could prove important in the efforts to develop a vaccine for amebic colitis, also known as amebiasis.
Clinical manifestation of amebiasis generally occurs in the form of intestinal involvement as acute or subacute colitis, with symptoms range from mild diarrhea to severe dysentery producing abdominal pain, diarrhea, and bloody stools, to fulminant amebic colitis. It can also present as extraintestinal disease in the form of amebic liver abscess and even more rare as pulmonary, cardiac, and brain involvement.
These laboratory findings together with clinical manifestations such as high-grade fever and toxic state have been described usually with amebic liver abscess, the commonest form of invasive amebiasis, (1,25,26) and rarely with severe amebic colitis in young children when the colon was found to be necrotic with several perforations leading to peritonitis.
Diagnosis of amebic liver abscess and amebic colitis by detection of Entamoeba histolytica DNA in blood, urine, and saliva by a real-time PCR assay.
In Egypt, 38 percent of individuals that went to an outpatient clinic with acute diarrhea were found to have amebic colitis.
In a mouse model of amebic colitis and a hamster model of amebic liver abscess, the drug markedly decreased the number of parasites, damage from inflammation, and size of liver abscesses.