Ischemic Colitis

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Ischemic colitis is a disease or condition characterized by decreased or lost blood flow to the colon. Ischemic colitis often results in inflammation of the organ and sometimes tissue death. This condition is potentially life threatening as gangrene may set in as a result of the decreased blood supply to the colon. Some of the symptoms include fever, blood in the stool, diarrhea, nausea, low back pain, and abdominal pain.

Among others, ischemic colitis may be caused by stroke (which results in a reduced blood flow to the colon) or the recently recalled irritable bowel syndrome drug Lotronex.

See Also

  1. Digestive Disorders: Overview
  2. Accutane / Isotretinoin
  3. Ephedra Recall
  4. Imitrex / Sumatriptan Succinate
  5. Lotronex / Alosetron Hydrochloride
  6. Zelnorm Re-introduced for Restricted Access Program
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