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Diagnostic Criteria for Toxic Megacolon

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Toxic megacolon is characterized by total or segmental non-obstructive colonic dilatation associated with colitis and systemic toxicity. It is a potentially lethal complication of idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease) or infectious colitis.

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