Toxic megacolon secondary to infective colitis in children.

@article{Tsai2000ToxicMS,
  title={Toxic megacolon secondary to infective colitis in children.},
  author={T C Tsai and Tan Chen Wu and Cheau Wei and Bing-Fang Hwang},
  journal={Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi},
  year={2000},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={199-205}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Toxic megacolon is a fulminating and potentially lethal complication of severe colitis. Toxic megacolon secondary to infective colitis in children is rare. We analyzed the clinical course, pathology, treatment, and outcome of toxic megacolon secondary to infective colitis in children. METHODS The medical records of all 20 children treated for infective colitis complicated with toxic megacolon during a 12-month (October 1997-October 1998) period were retrospectively… CONTINUE READING