Are there alternative treatments for fulminant colitis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

No, there are no alternative treatments for fulminant colitis. Fulminant colitis is a severe and life-threatening form of ulcerative colitis. It requires immediate medical attention and treatment. Complications of this illness, such as a ruptured colon or toxic megacolon (in which the colon becomes severely swollen or expanded by internal pressure) can be deadly.

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