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.Megacolon tóxico

Revision

Last reviewed 1/27/2012 by 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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