Fulminant colitis is the most severe and rarest form of ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. It is characterized by an inflamed digestive tract and symptoms include abdominal pain and diarrhea. Fulminant colitis is life threatening. It impacts the entire colon and causes severe pain, diarrhea, dehydration, and even shock. This disease can result in dangerous complications, such as a ruptured colon and toxic megacolon, which results when the colon becomes severely distended (abnormally swelled or stretched from internal pressure).
- Q Is there a cure for fulminant colitis?
- Q What are the treatment options for fulminant colitis?
- Q Does fulminant colitis affect children differently than adults?
- Q How common is fulminant colitis?
- Q Are there alternative treatments for fulminant colitis?
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my fulminant colitis symptoms?