What are possible complications of fulminant colitis?


Fulminant colitis is a severe form of ulcerative colitis. This disease has many possible complications. They include:

  • bleeding
  • perforated colon
  • dehydration
  • toxic megacolon (occurs when the colon becomes severely swollen)
  • toxic colitis (damage to the entire intestinal wall)
  • increased risk for colon cancer
  • arthritis as well as inflammation and pain along the spine
  • osteoporosis
  • liver diseases
  • kidney stones
  • skin rashes and conditions
  • episcleritis, a painful eye condition that impairs vision

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