Lawrence J. Brandt

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Ischemic colitis

How can I be sure that the patient has ischemic colitis? Ischemic colitis most commonly presents with the sudden onset of mild cramping abdominal pain and the urgent desire to defecate. The patient usually passes bright red or maroon blood per rectum with diarrhea within 24 hours of symptom onset. There is usually mild-to-moderate abdominal…

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