Megacolon tóxico

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Megacolon tóxico

El megacolon tóxico se caracteriza por inflamación y distensión extremas del colon. Los síntomas comunes son: dolor, distensión del abdomen, fiebre, ritmo cardíaco rápido y deshidratación. Ésta es una complicación amenazante para la vida que requiere tratamiento médico inmediato.

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  • Last Reviewed on 01/27/2012
  • George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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