Ischemic Colitis

Ischemic colitis (IC) is inflammation of the large intestine (colon). It occurs when for one reason or another, not enough blood flows to the colon. IC is most common among those over the age of 60, though it can occur at any age. Chronic (long-term) IC is caused by hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). In cases of chronic IC, the condition often resolves itself. It may also go away with mild treatment, such as a short-term liquid diet and antibiotics. Acute (sudden) IC is usually caused by a blood clot. Acute IC is a medical emergency and must be treated quickly. The mortality rate is high if gangrene (tissue death) occurs in the colon. 

Ischemic colitis is a medical condition in which inflammation and injury of the large intestine result from inadequate blood supply. Ischemic colitis is the most common form of ischemic injury of the gastrointestinal tract and can present either as an occlusive or a non-occlusive form. It accounts for 1 in 1000 hospitalizations but its incidence is underestimated because it often has a mild and transient nature.

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