Is fulminant colitis serious?

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Yes, fulminant colitis is a severe and life-threatening form of ulcerative colitis. It requires immediate medical attention. Symptoms include severe pain, diarrhea, dehydration, and even shock. Possible complications include a ruptured intestine, ruptured colon, or toxic megacolon (when the colon becomes severely swollen), all of which can be deadly.

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